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Towel, 1740

This is a Towel. It is dated 1740 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is cotton embroidery, linen foundation and its technique is cross, running, interlacing, and surface satin stitches on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe. It is credited Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 89.5 x 40.5 cm (35 1/4 x 15 15/16 in.)

It is inscribed

"1740 DRAD"

Cite this object as

Towel, 1740; cotton embroidery, linen foundation; Warp x Weft: 89.5 x 40.5 cm (35 1/4 x 15 15/16 in.); Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe; 1941-69-258

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