Object Place: Southern Germany
35.5 x 26.9 cm (14 x 10 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread
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Fine linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread; squares of polychrome canvaswork at bottom, alphabet and numbers above with floral wreath enclosing the initials MBM and the date 1738 in the center surrounded by flowers with pascal lamb below; edged with buttonhole stitch. Across the bottom is a double row of rectangles each filled with a small geometric pattern. Stitches: Cretan, cross, Florentine, gobelin, hem, knot, rice, rococo, satin, stem, and tent.
1938, gift of Philip Lehman (b. 1861 - d. 1947), New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1938)
Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman