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Sampler, October 25, 1741

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Elizabeth Silk. It is dated October 25, 1741 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in satin, cross, eyelet, roumanian, stem, long armed cross, herring bone, rococo, double running and detached looping stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W: 58.9 x 19.1 cm (23 3/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Elizabeth Silk her work ended in the thirteenth year of her age October the 25 1741

Cite this object as

Sampler, October 25, 1741; Embroidered by Elizabeth Silk ; silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 58.9 x 19.1 cm (23 3/16 x 7 1/2 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-84

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