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Embroidery sampler worked in cross stitch; at top date 1813, four rows of alphabet letters, symbols and numerals, at bottom: CATERINA PETRUCCI, between and at sides of inscription symbols of the passion, stylized trees, birds, dog, and butterfly.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore and Miss Mary Magoun Brown to MFA, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore, and Miss Mary Magoun Brown, in memory of their mother, Mrs. John Crosby Brown

Italian, 1813

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

35 x 7.5 cm (13 3/4 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.4023

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave ground embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles