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Makers / Maker's Age: Unknown
Date Made: ca.
Origin: Germany
School / Teacher:
Stitches: Cross, Back
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 10 1/4"w x 20" h
Owner: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk
Inscriptions: The top of the cross bears the inscription ' J E S V S '.
Predominant Motif: 4 alphabets: each missing J and U. Sampler is divided into horizontal bands. The top three bands contain pictorial motifs. The first band depicts a lion, a two-headed eagle, a duck, a Pelican in her piety, a squirrel and a parrot. The second band is worked in detached motifs, including flowerpots, a lantern and baskets arranged around a central motif of two female figures flanking either side of a well. The third and widest of the bands depicts Jesus on the Cross with detached motifs of the Instruments of Passion, the sun, the moon stars and flowers sprigs surrounding the central motif. The lower half of the sampler is taken up almost exclusively by alphabets, in addition to some cross bands. No border.
History of Owner: T.107-1938 Bequest of Mrs H.A. Longman
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No