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E S IHS L'Est... sampler
  • Ermilinda
    active: Italy
  • E S IHS L'Est... sampler, after 1866
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • silk thread on linen, embroidering
  • Paper Type: cross, florentine, herringbone
  • Object Height/Width: 21.91 x 30.8 cm
    Object Height/Width: 8 5/8 x 12 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0970

Sampler with floral, animal and figurative motifs. There is a full-length male figure standing in front of a horse and trees in the top right corner. In the top right corner are two birds (peacocks?) near a pedestal and plants. There is a dog with the head turned away from the viewer in the bottom left corner. In the bottom right corner is a wreath with two birds (doves?). In the bottom center there is an inscription surrounded by a border. There are inscriptions, foliate patterns, and figures scattered throughout. There is a geometric border on all four sides. Colors include blue, greens, lavender, pink, red, tan, and yellow on cream.