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Embroidered Picture, Cat and Snail

This is a Embroidered picture. It was made by Mrs. Alastair B. Martin. It is dated 1961 and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is wool, silk, foil-wrapped yarn, plastic gemstone and its technique is couch stitch embroidery on 2/1 twill damask. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Gift of Edith Park Martin.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 36.5 x 28.5 cm (14 3/8 x 11 1/4 in.)

It is signed

Embroidered lower left: EPM 1961

Cite this object as

Embroidered Picture, Cat and Snail; Made by Edith Park Martin (American); USA; wool, silk, foil-wrapped yarn, plastic gemstone; H x W: 36.5 x 28.5 cm (14 3/8 x 11 1/4 in.); Gift of Edith Park Martin; 1962-96-1

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