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Natural colored linen embroidered in bands of floral and geometric designs with soft green, blue, pink, and yellow silks. At the bottom is embroidered the alphabet and this inscription: "Ann Austin made this sampler in ......tenth year of her age 1691".

Provenance

Bequest of Emma M. Dimond to MFA, 1923

Credit Line

Bequest of Emma M. Dimond

Probably English, 1691

Object Place

Britain (probably)

Dimensions

56.2 x 23 cm (22 1/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.228

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles