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Sampler

Object Number: 
1944.205
Date: 
1673
Medium: 
Linen, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 9 1/4 in. ( 76.2 x 23.5 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: bottom: "SARAH / SABIn HER WORK FInISHED In THE 21 (illeg.) / (illeg.) YEAR OF OUR LORD 1673"
Description: 
Vertical rectangular linen sampler with various colors of silk floss; horizontal rows of designs and patterns, with alphabet and inscription at the bottom; stitches include cross, satin, straight, eyelet, back, running, and stump work.
Gallery Label: 
This sampler may have been worked by the Sarah Sabin who was born July 27, 1660 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group