Berlinwork sampler

European
mid-19th century


Object Place: Europe

Dimensions

194 x 18 cm (76 3/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.996

Medium or Technique

Cotton (?) plain weave embroidered with wool

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

At the top are areas of geometric and linear motives in flame, satin, cross and other stitches. The remaining three-quarters has a great variety of floral and religious motives. These include, funerary monuments, crucifixes, floral groupings, vines and blossoms, bucolic scenes and the word “glaube” (faith). Slightly stained and soiled. Stitches: brick, counted satin, cross, florentine, running, tent.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection