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Napkin

German
Late 18th century


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

81.5 x 78 cm (32 1/16 x 30 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.181

Medium or Technique

Linen, damask

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White linen damask napkin showing Christ and the Woman of Samaria at the well; inscriptions: WEIB GEIB MIR ZU TRINKEN JOH ANI 4, and HERR GIEB MIR SOLCHES WASSER DAMIT MICH NICHT MEHR DURSTE; design is a reverse repeat from left to right. Condition excellent. Satin of 8cm: warp 31.5 threads/cm. Weft 36 (35.5-38) threads/cm.

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund