Beaded sampler

Probably Italian
first half of 19th century


Object Place: Italy (probably)

Dimensions

38 x 51.2 cm (14 15/16 x 20 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1004

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk thread and glass beads

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Various independent motifs including several birds, butterflies, floral designs, cornucopiae, a house and a temple. All within a floral vine border. Ground worked with translucent and opaque beads affixed with tan silk yarns. Ground and beads worn; some holes; two corners frayed.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection