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1925

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1935

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1981

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Sampler (China)

This is a Sampler. It is dated ca. 1930 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is silk embroidery on cotton foundation and its technique is embroidered in cross, double running, and back stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer. It is credited Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 36.2 x 32.1cm (14 1/4 x 12 5/8 in.)

It is signed

Inked 1937.0.24, followed by Chinese characters, on reverse upper left.

Cite this object as

Sampler (China); silk embroidery on cotton foundation; H x W: 36.2 x 32.1cm (14 1/4 x 12 5/8 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-19

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