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    Sampler

    Nabby Martin
    American, 1775-1864
    Sampler, 1786
    Linen plain weave with silk and metallic-wrapped yarn embroidery
    Length: 38.1 cm (15 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 17.361

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    Cuffs

    Unknown artist, French, Alençon
    Cuffs, Late 17th Century
    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

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, ca. 1650
    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, Jouy
    Fleurs tropicales et palmiers (tropical flowers and palm trees), 1787
    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
    Textile, mid-17th century
    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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    Sampler

    Abigail Pinniger
    American
    Sampler, 1730
    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
    Man’s nightcap, ca. 1580
    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
    Coffin and mummy of Nesmin, 250 BCE
    Coffin: wood, gesso, gilding, paint, and colored glass
    Length: 179.1 cm (70 1/2 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund and Mary B. Jackson Fund 38.206

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian; Perugian, Perugia
    Textile fragment, 1500
    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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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, 16th century
    Silk; linen
    Length: 11.1 cm (4 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.122

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    Handkerchief

    Unknown artist, Persian
    Handkerchief, 18th Century
    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
    Trim fragment, 6th century-7th century
    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, Boston
    Canvas-work picture, mid 18th century
    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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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Florentine; Italian, Florence
    Textile fragment, 1500-1549
    Silk; linen
    Length: 39.1 cm (15 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Richard Greenleaf Museum Collection 52.241

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, 16th century
    Wool; linen
    Length: 41.9 cm (16 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.205

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, 1550-1600
    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
    Mummy of Nesmin, 250
    Human remains, linen, and cartonnage
    Museum Appropriation Fund and Mary B. Jackson Fund 38.206.1

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, 16th century
    Wool; linen
    Length: 31.8 cm (12 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 07.155

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    Tunic panel

    Unknown artist, Coptic; Egyptian
    Tunic panel, 6th century CE-7th century CE
    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, Italy; France
    Lace trim fragment, Late 17th Century-Early 18th Century
    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
    Textile fragment, 16th Century
    Silk; linen
    Length: 30.5 cm (12 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.206

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    Embroidered altarpiece

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

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    Trim fragment

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

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    Textile

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile, ca. 1600
    Linen; wool
    35.6 x 20.6 cm (14 x 8 1/8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 46.499

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, ca. 1500
    Silk; linen
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 47.184

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, American
    Textile fragment, 18th Century
    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

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    Shirt

    Unknown artist, American
    Shirt, late-18th century
    Linen plain weave with cotton ruffle
    Gift of Mrs. Guy Lowell 43.386

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    Textile fragment

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

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    Stomacher

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

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    Model of a Funerary Boat

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

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    Fragment from a tunic

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

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, 16th century-17th century
    Linen; wool
    Length: 54.3 cm (21 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.073

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    Mummy of a bird

    Unknown artist, Egyptian
    Mummy of a bird, around 712-730 BCE
    Linen
    Egyptian Exploration Fund 15.030

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    Textile fragment

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

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Florentine; Italian, Italy; Florence
    Textile fragment, 14th/15th century
    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

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Egyptian; Arabic-Egyptian
    Textile fragment, 13th Century
    Linen plain weave with wool embroidery
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf 16.328

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    Child's tunic

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

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    Fleurs Tropicales et Palmiers (Tropical Flowers and Palm trees)

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

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Textile fragment, ca. 1630
    Silk; linen
    Length: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.099

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    Shoes and matching clogs

    Unknown artist, English, England; France
    Shoes and matching clogs, 1740-1749
    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
    Women’s shoes, 1770s-1780s
    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

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    Women's shoe

    Unknown artist, England; France; U.S.A.; United States of America
    Women’s shoe, 1790s
    Dyed leather
    Length: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell 09.838

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    Marking sampler

    Martha Whitman
    1756-1793
    Marking sampler, 1765
    Linen plain weave embroidered with silk
    Length: 32.1 cm (12 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Fadhilla Bradley 2009.116