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Exodus. Chap:XX:... sampler
  • United States or England, United Kingdom
  • Exodus. Chap:XX:... sampler, 1749
  • Where object was made: United States or England, United Kingdom
  • silk thread on wool, embroidering
  • Paper Type: cross, tent, petit point
  • Object Height/Width: 38.1 x 31.75 cm
    Object Height/Width: 15 x 12 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0948

Sampler with figures in an interior. Two large rectangles which are rounded at the top are in the center (Ten Commandments, text from Exodus, Chapter XX). A full length figure of a man (Moses) is on the left, standing on a pedestal with inscriptions on it. He is wearing a red robe over a tan robe with black curly hair, a beard, and lines sticking out of his head in a "V" shape. He has yellow sandals over red feet and is holding a staff in his proper right hand. A full length figure of a man (Aaron) is on the right on a pedestal with inscriptions. He is wearing a blue mantle over red and white robes. He has black hair and a beard and wears a priest or bishop's hat. He is holding a round metal container with a handle and chain (incense censor?). The tablets and pedestals are on a brown and white tiled floor. There is a red curtain with tassels and gold fringe from the top left to top right, and the background is blue. Colors include black, blue, cream, ochre, and red on cream.