early 19th century
Maria Jacoba de la Torre (Mexican)

Object Place: Mexico


64 x 85 cm (25 3/16 x 33 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with linen and silk; trimmed with lace

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



The lower part worked with white linen thread in drawn fabric stitches, satin stitch and knot stitch, includes the Lamb and the monograms of Christ and the Virgin; upper part worked in polychrome silk and a few spangles includes the maker’s name, Maria Jacoba de la Torre, various figures and borders, and a basket of flowers surmountd by a bird flanked by a man and a woman; edged with narrow lace made on the point net machine


Lent by Mrs. Horatio A. Lamb, October 6, 1942. Gift of Miss Aimée Lamb and Miss Rosamond Lamb, in memory of their mother, Mrs. Horatio A. Lamb, May 10, 1951

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb