Back to Result Whitework sampler #5186
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Makers / Maker's Age: Unknown
Date Made: 17th century
Origin: England
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Stitches: Hemstitch, Needlepoint lace filling, Raised and Detached work.
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 7 1/8"w x 5 3/4" h
Owner: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk
Inscriptions: No inscription.
Predominant Motif: A whitework sampler. The upper band depicts Abraham with a plate of cakes, Sarah, an angel, half of another angel and a tent with a rabbit, and a bird and flowers as small detached motifs. The lower band is the Temptation of Adam and Eve including the Angel with the Flaming Sword, with a squirrel, caterpillar, butterfly and flowers as small detached motifs.
History of Owner: #T.3-1938 Bequest of Mrs H.A. Longman
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No