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Hand Towels Six: We Are Never Deceived (four from a set of six)

American
1991
Artist Margo Mensing


Dimensions

Height x width: 30 x 17 1/2 in. (76.2 x 44.5 cm)

Accession Number

2008.140.1-4

Medium or Technique

Linen damask embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Fiber arts

Four white linen damask hand towels (from a set of six) embroidered with a phrase: “Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation.” “We are never deceived, we deceive ourselves.” “What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” “Resist no temptation a guilty conscience is more honorable than regret.”

Provenance

Purchased from Mobilia Gallery by the donor, Daphne Farago in 1995; Gift to MFA (Accession date: April 23, 2008)

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection