Sampler

probably Italian
early 19th century


Object Place: Italy (probably)

Dimensions

53.5 x 52 cm (21 1/16 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

85.394

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White scrim ground; borders of flowers, acorns and a geometrical pattern; in the middle a large vase of flowers, a bird, hunter, a cross, IHS, rooster, a crown of thorns, chalice and other symbols. Worked in cross-stitch, and with various colored silks.
Stitches: cross, eyelet.

Provenance

Purchased by Mrs. George Washington Wales from J. Pallotti; gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales to MFA, 1885

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales