Hanging of Absalom overmantel

American
Colonial
about 1753
Embroidered by Sarah Henshaw (American (Boston, Massachusetts), 1736–1822)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Inside frame: 57.3 x 37.6 cm

Accession Number

41.815

Medium or Technique

Black silk satin embroidered with silk and metallic thread

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered overmantel with scenes from the hanging of Absalom taken from illustrations in the Kitto Bible; black silk satin embroidered with polychrome silk and metallic thread; appliqued, hand-painted faces; probably worked under the tutelage of Elizabeth Murray

Provenance

Museum purchase from Mr. A. Stainforth, Boston Antique Shop, and Mrs. David Grossman, The Studio

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund