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Napkin

Scottish or Irish
19th century (?)


Object Place: Scottland or Ireland

Dimensions

82 x 104 cm (32 5/16 x 40 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.56

Medium or Technique

Linen, damask

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Rectangular napkin of bleached white linen warp and weft. Composition shows Liberty in the center, under her is inscribed THE GODDES OF LIBERTY GOVERNES HER NATIONS. Justice, Wisdom, Fortitiude and Clemency are depicted in each corner. Flowering vine border on all sides. Stained. Large torn hole in center left. Hemmed at top and bottom.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes for the Edward Jackson Holmes Collection