Sampler

Germany, probably Nuremberg
1696


Object Place: possibly Nuremberg, Southern Germany

Dimensions

29.8 x 38 cm (11 3/4 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.962

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Central heraldic shield, within a wreath, bearing a Moor’s head in profile, surrounding this are large scale simple floral motives of tulips, roses other blossoms and pomegranates on independent leafy stems. Double band, with upper and lower case (gothic) alphabets, borders one side. White cotton gauze ground. Stitches: cross with buttonhole edging

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection