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Sampler: T.134-1928

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Coventry, Elizabeth (Maker)


Sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin and stem stitch. The sampler has two tablets containing the 10 commandments, above them a winged cherubs head. To the left stands Moses with a rod and to the right Aaron robed as a high priest. Below each tablet sits a freely designed and worked spray of flowers.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 125.5 cm
Width: 80.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th century
Production date: AD 1727 : George II

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk unbleached Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin and stem stitch

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.134-1928
Primary reference Number: 110680
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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