Object Place: Europe
76.7 x 67.5 cm (30 3/16 x 26 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen damask and cotton embroidery
Not On View
Natural colored linen warp and weft. Central field shows indistinct pattern of winged figures carrying caduceus-like staffs and flying above the town. Below, groups of sailing ships, borders along sides only; each shows undulating flowering vine. Hemmed at each end. Selvedges complete. Yarns very much worn; linen browned; a number of holes.
Believed to have belonged to Moses and Frances Barnard (married c. 1796), of Nantucket.
Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend