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The South View of Solomon's Temple... sampler
  • Appolina Sallney
  • The South View of Solomon's Temple... sampler, 1829
  • Where object was made: United States or England, United Kingdom
  • silk thread on linen, embroidering
  • Paper Type: cross, satin
  • Object Height/Width: 54.61 x 46.35 cm
    Object Height/Width: 21 1/2 x 18 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0963
Description
Inscriptions/Signature
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Sampler with a building, animals, inscriptions, and flowers. There is a large brown, green, and yellow building in the center (identified as Solomon’s Temple). There is a doorway in the center, a center dome, many windows and columns, and two towers on each side. At the top center, there is a bird (peacock?) looking down. There is a building with a door and fence in the top left corner. There are scattered freehand flowers (roses) in the top half. Below the temple are trees, baskets of flowers and a deer/stag. There is a band of geometric floral pattern above an inscription along the bottom. There is a geometric border on all four sides. Colors include blue, browns, cream, green, and red on mustard.