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Sampler

Sampler
Title
Sampler
Date 
1733
Medium 
Linen, silk
Dimensions 
Overall: 16 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. ( 41.9 x 32.4 cm )
Description 
Vertical rectangular linen sampler with various colors of silk floss; text in two columns, quoting the Lord's Prayer and the Creed, image of people on horseback in lower left colum above inscription; border motif of religious imagery; stitches include cross, satin and running.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1941.387
Marks 
embroidered: lower left in gold and green floss: "RAChEL MYERS 1733"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group