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Rafael... Mrs. JLCD... sampler
  • Guatemala or Mexico
  • Rafael... Mrs. JLCD... sampler, circa 1789
  • Where object was made: Guatemala or Mexico
  • silk thread on linen, embroidering
  • Paper Type: cross, running
  • Object Height/Width: 55.88 x 18.41 cm
    Object Height/Width: 22 x 7 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6804

Sampler with horizontal bands of geometric design along the top, including Greek key. There is an upper case alphabet from A to Z in three bands and then letters A through E and numbers 7,8,and 9 alternating with bands of geometric pattern. The central portion has figural, floral, and animal motifs. There is a full length standing figure, dogs, a figure on a donkey, a chair, a potted plant/flower, and a figure wearing a hat. Along the bottom is another upper case alphabet and an inscription, in horizontal bands. Colors include black, blue, brown, green, orange, peach, pink, purple, red, and yellow on cream.