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Linen

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    Sampler

    Nabby Martin

    1786
    Sampler
    Linen plain weave with silk and metallic-wrapped yarn embroidery
    Length: 38.1 cm (15 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 17.361

  • Objects

    Cuffs

    Unknown artist, French

    Late 17th Century
    Cuffs
    Linen; needle lace, point de France
    Length: 43.2 cm (17 inches)
    Gift of Katherine Fogarty in memory of her husband, Gerald J. Fogarty 1991.183.1bc

  • Objects

    Unknown artist, Italian

    Ca. 1650
    textile
    silk; linen
    24.8 x 19.1 cm (9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.096

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    Fleurs tropicales et palmiers (tropical flowers and palm trees)

    Unknown artist, French

    1787
    Fleurs tropicales et palmiers (tropical flowers and palm trees)
    Cotton, linen; plain weave, woodblock printed, quilted
    73 x 83.8 cm (28 3/4 x 33 inches)
    Gift of Mr. Francis Crosby Whitehead 68.051.29

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    Textile

    Unknown artist, Italian; German

    Mid-17th century
    Textile
    Linen or hemp (white threads) and wool (green yarn) brocatelle
    Length: 70.5 cm (27 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.074

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    Abigail Pinniger

    1730
    sampler
    Linen plain weave with silk embroidery
    40.6 x 24.1 cm (16 x 9 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Miss Susan B. Thurston 14.060

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    Man's nightcap

    Unknown artist, English

    Ca. 1580
    Man’s nightcap
    Linen plain weave embroidered with silk, metallic thread, and metal sequins, and trimmed with metallic-thread lace
    Height: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 1987.042

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    Coffin and mummy of Nesmin

    Unknown artist, Egyptian

    250 BCE
    Coffin and mummy of Nesmin
    Coffin: wood, gesso, gilding, paint, and colored glass
    Length: 179.1 cm (70 1/2 inches)
    Museum Appropriation and Mary B. Jackson Funds 38.206

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian; Perugian

    1500
    Textile fragment
    Linen diaper weave with supplemental cotton weft decoration
    Length: 41.3 cm (16 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 12.020

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    Coverlet

    James Alexander

    1828
    Coverlet
    Linen and wool doublecloth
    Length: 246.4 cm (97 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Elizabeth C. Story 15.110

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    Handkerchief

    Unknown artist, Persian

    18th Century
    Handkerchief
    Plain weave linen with drawn work and silk embroidery
    35.6 cm (14 inches) (square)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 15.124

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    Trim fragment

    Unknown artist, Egyptian

    6th century-7th century
    Trim fragment
    Wool and linen tapestry weave
    Length: 21.9 cm (8 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 14.392

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    Canvas-work picture

    Unknown artist, American

    Mid 18th century
    Canvas-work picture
    Linen plain weave with wool and silk smbroidery tent stitch
    Length: 60.3 cm (23 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf 23.075

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    May Morris

    Ca. 1890
    cushion cover
    Linen; plain weave with silk embroidery
    Length: 67.3 cm (26 1/2 inches)
    Farago Art Fund 85.200

  • Objects

    Unknown artist, Italian

    1550-1600
    textile
    Wool; linen
    Length: 17.8 cm (7 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.253

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    Mummy of Nesmin

    Unknown artist, Egyptian

    250
    Mummy of Nesmin
    Human remains, linen, and cartonnage
    Museum Appropriation and Mary B. Jackson Funds 38.206.1

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    Bandolier Bag

    Unknown artist, Cree

    1875-1899
    Bandolier Bag
    Linen plain weave and cotton velvet with glass-bead embellishment
    121.9 x 36.8 cm (48 x 14 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Margaret McCarthy 1991.027

  • Objects

    Unknown artist, Italian

    16th century
    textile
    Wool; linen
    Length: 31.8 cm (12 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 07.155

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    Unknown artist, Coptic; Egyptian

    6th century CE-7th century CE
    tunic panel
    Linen and wool tapestry
    35.6 x 38.1 cm (14 x 15 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 11.056

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    Lace trim fragment

    Unknown artist, French; Italian

    Late 17th Century-Early 18th Century
    Lace trim fragment
    Linen needle lace
    14 x 31.1 cm (5 1/2 x 12 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Richard Greenleaf 48.261

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian

    16th Century
    Textile fragment
    Silk; linen
    Length: 30.5 cm (12 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.206

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    Bedcover

    Clérambault

    1809
    Bedcover
    Linen and needle lace
    Length: 228.6 cm (90 inches)
    Edgar J. Lownes and Mary B. Jackson Funds 42.001

  • Objects

    Ikat Box

    Kay Sekimachi

    Ca. 1989
    Ikat Box
    Hand-woven weft ikat-dyed linen
    33 x 18.4 x 18.4 cm (13 x 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Daphne Farago 1997.45

  • Objects

    Embroidered altarpiece

    Unknown artist, Germany

    Late 15th century
    Embroidered altarpiece
    Linen; silk; metallic yarn
    Length: 88.9 cm (35 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund and Mary B. Jackson Fund 1992.041

  • Objects

    Trim fragment

    Unknown artist, Egyptian

    7th century
    Trim fragment
    Wool and linen tapestry weave
    Length: 27.3 cm (10 3/4 inches)
    Gift of George D. Pratt 27.203

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, American

    18th Century
    Textile fragment
    Linen plain weave with silk embroidery
    12.7 x 10.8 cm (5 x 4 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Susan B. Thurston 14.066

  • Objects

    Shirt

    Unknown artist, American

    Late-18th century
    Shirt
    Linen plain weave with cotton ruffle
    Gift of Mrs. Guy Lowell 43.386

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Egyptian; Roman-Egyptian

    5th Century-6th Century
    Textile fragment
    Wool and linen tapestry weave
    Length: 18.7 cm (7 3/8 inches) (Irregular in shape)
    Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf 16.284

  • Objects

    Unknown artist, French

    17th Century
    stomacher
    Linen; plain weave, embroidered
    Length: 35.6 cm (14 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Sharpe 26.178

  • Objects

    Shirt worn by Francis J. Carolan

    T. Hodgkinson

    Ca. 1900
    Shirt worn by Francis J. Carolan
    Monogrammed cotton plain weave, cotton novelty weave, and silk novelty weave
    Anonymous gift 82.053.4

  • Objects

    Model of a Funerary Boat

    Unknown artist, Egyptian

    2100-1900 BCE
    Model of a Funerary Boat
    Wood (probably sycamore) linen, and paint
    Height: 57.2 cm (22 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 14.491

  • Objects

    Dress

    B. Altman Co.

    Dress
    Cotton and linen
    Gift of Mrs. Peter Westervelt 78.032.3

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    Fragment from a tunic

    Unknown artist, Egyptian; Roman-Egyptian

    6th Century CE
    Fragment from a tunic
    Wool and linen tapestry weave
    Length: 18.1 cm (7 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 11.052

  • Objects

    Study for 'Front Pages'

    Helena Hernmarck

    1981
    Study for ‘Front Pages’
    Handwoven tapestry incorporating rolaken technique, wool warp, and cotton and linen wefts
    Length: 83.8 cm (33 inches)
    Gift of the artist 1995.021

  • Objects

    Mummy of a bird

    Unknown artist, Egyptian

    Around 712-730 BCE
    Mummy of a bird
    Linen
    Egyptian Exploration Fund 15.030

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian

    Ca. 1700
    Textile fragment
    Silk and linen damask weave
    Length: 42.2 cm (16 5/8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 47.238

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Florentine; Italian

    14th/15th century
    Textile fragment
    Cut and voided silk velvet, metallic-wrapped yarn supplementary weft patterning
    Length: 19.4 cm (7 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.093

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Egyptian; Arabic-Egyptian

    13th Century
    Textile fragment
    Linen plain weave with wool embroidery
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf 16.328

  • Objects

    Child's tunic

    Unknown artist, Egyptian

    Ca. 330 BCE
    Child’s tunic
    Linen uncut pile weave
    Length: 64.8 cm (25 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Dr. Denman W. Ross 12.071

  • Objects

    Fleurs Tropicales et Palmiers (Tropical Flowers and Palm trees)

    Unknown artist, French

    1787
    Fleurs Tropicales et Palmiers (Tropical Flowers and Palm trees)
    Cotton, linen; plain weave, woodblock printed, quilted
    Length: 69.9 cm (27 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mr. Francis C. Whitehead 69.136.18

  • Objects

    Unknown artist, Italian

    Ca. 1630
    textile
    Silk; linen
    Length: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.099

  • Objects

    Shoes and matching clogs

    Unknown artist, English

    1740-1749
    Shoes and matching clogs
    Silk brocade, leather soles, lined with linen(shoes); silk brocade, leather soles, lined with kid (clogs)
    Length: 22.9 cm (9 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell 09.840

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    Women's shoes

    Unknown artist

    1770s-1780s
    Women’s shoes
    Silk rib weave with silk embroidery and cast metal buckle
    Length: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. F. M. Broderick 47.030

  • Objects

    Women's shoe

    Unknown artist

    1790s
    Women’s shoe
    Dyed leather
    Length: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell 09.838

  • Objects

    Women's shoes

    Unknown artist, American

    1810s
    Women’s shoes
    Silk plain weave with silk embroidery and leather trim
    Length: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Paul Fletcher 82.076.10

  • Objects

    Women's boots

    Unknown artist, American

    Ca. 1860
    Women’s boots
    Silk plain weave with silk laces
    Length: 26 cm (10 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Francis Boardman 55.025.31

  • Objects

    Coverlet

    Ann Dexter

    1815 and 1900
    Coverlet
    Linen plain weave with wool embroidery
    Length: 229.2 cm (90 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Edith N. Rathbun 2000.106.2

  • Objects

    The Principal Wife

    Sheila Hicks

    1968
    The Principal Wife
    Bundled and wrapped linen, rayon and acrylic yarns
    Length: 254 cm (100 inches)
    Gift of in memory of Mary Josephine Cutting Blair 2005.42

  • Objects

    Oration at Dawn

    Duane Slick

    2005
    Oration at Dawn
    Acrylic on linen
    83.8 x 61 x 4.5 cm (33 x 24 x 1 13/16 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 2005.111

  • Objects

    Rhizophore

    Paul Morrison

    2006
    Rhizophore
    Acrylic on linen
    207 x 138.4 cm (81 x 54 inches)
    Richard Brown Baker Fund for Contemporary British Art 2007.17

  • Objects

    La Plata

    Josef Frank

    1943-1945
    La Plata
    Linen; screen print
    Length: 223.5 cm (88 inches)
    Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund 2008.9.1

  • Objects

    Dress

    Consuela Castiglioni

    Ca. 2008
    Dress
    Cotton; linen; viscose; wool; acetate; rayon
    87.6 cm (34 1/2 inches) (center back length)
    Museum Purchase 2009.62.3

  • Objects

    Marking sampler

    Martha Whitman

    1765
    Marking sampler
    Linen plain weave embroidered with silk
    Length: 32.1 cm (12 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Fadhilla Bradley 2009.116

  • Objects

    Suit worn by Michael Strange (pseudonym of Blanche Oelrichs)

    Brooks Uniform Co.

    Ca. 1928
    Suit worn by Michael Strange (pseudonym of Blanche Oelrichs)
    Wool crepe coat with silk velvet collar, wool crepe trousers, silk plain weave dickie
    Jacket: 100.3 cm (39 1/2 inches) (center back length)
    Gift of Joan Avillez 2011.84

  • Objects

    Vestige (3AM Light)

    Duane Slick

    2010
    Vestige (3AM Light)
    Acrylic on linen
    51.1 x 61.9 x 4.4 cm (20 1/8 x 24 3/8 x 1 3/4 inches)
    Gift from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Chazan 2012.55