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1945

  • Work on this object began.

1955

  • Work on this object ended.

1993

  • We acquired this object.

2013

2020

  • You found it!

Sample, Achilles, ca. 1950

This is a Sample. It is dated ca. 1950 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is (a) cotton warp, wool weft; (b) cotton warp, viscose rayon weft and its technique is plain weave with float patterning. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Eric and Sylvia Elsesser. It is credited Gift of Mr. Eric and Mrs. Sylvia Elsesser, The Trude Guermonprez Archives.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft (a): 12.7 x 20.3 cm (5 x 8 in.) Warp x Weft (b): 10.2 x 20.3 cm (4 x 8 in.)

It is inscribed

Labels stapled to both pieces that are typewritten, "ARCHILLES"

Cite this object as

Sample, Achilles, ca. 1950; USA; (a) cotton warp, wool weft; (b) cotton warp, viscose rayon weft; Warp x Weft (a): 12.7 x 20.3 cm (5 x 8 in.) Warp x Weft (b): 10.2 x 20.3 cm (4 x 8 in.); Gift of Mr. Eric and Mrs. Sylvia Elsesser, The Trude Guermonprez Archives; 1993-121-18-a,b

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