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Sampler: T.3-1938

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Current Location: In storage

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Sampler, whitework, with needle point lace filling stitches and some raised and detached work depicting Abraham, Sarah, and the Temptation of Adam and Eve.

Linen whitework sampler worked in hemstitch, needle point lace filling stitches and some raised and detached work. The two horizontal bands of needle point lace are set in separate strips of linen, the bottom one is hemmed the other three have selvedge edges. The upper band depicts Abraham with a plate of cakes, Sarah, an angel, half another angel and a tent with a rabbit, a bird and flowers as small detached motifs. The lower band is the Temptation of Adam and Eve including the Angel with the Flaming Sword, with a squirrel, caterpillar, butterfly and flowers as small detached motifs.

Legal notes

Mrs H.A Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 16 cm
Length: 5.3/4 in
Width: 17.25 cm
Width: 7.1/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Longman, H. A., Mrs

Dating

17th Century
After 1601 CE - Before 1701 CE

Materials used in production

bleached Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen whitework sampler worked in hemstitch, needle point lace filling stitches and some raised and detached work. The two horizontal bands of needle point lace are set in separate strips of linen, the bottom one is hemmed the other three have selvedge edges.
Needle point lace
Raised and detached work

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.3-1938
Primary reference Number: 110734
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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