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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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    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 and Mary B. Jackson Funds 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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    Coverlet

    Attributed to James Alexander
    American, 1770-1870
    Coverlet, 1828
    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
    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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    Cushion cover

    May Morris, designer
    British, 1862-1938
    Dame Alice Mary Godman, embroiderer
    English, d. 1944
    Cushion cover, ca. 1890
    Linen; plain weave with silk embroidery
    Length: 67.3 cm (26 1/2 inches)
    Farago Art Fund 85.200

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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 and Mary B. Jackson Funds 38.206.1

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    Bandolier Bag

    Unknown artist, Cree
    Bandolier Bag, 1875-1899
    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

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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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    Bedcover

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

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    Ikat Box

    Kay Sekimachi
    American, b. 1926
    Ikat Box, ca. 1989
    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

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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 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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    Shirt worn by Francis J. Carolan

    T. Hodgkinson
    English
    Shirt worn by Francis J. Carolan, ca. 1900
    Monogrammed cotton plain weave, cotton novelty weave, and silk novelty weave
    Anonymous gift 82.053.4

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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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    Dress

    B. Altman Co., retailer
    American, 20th century
    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
    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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    Study for 'Front Pages'

    Helena Hernmarck, designer
    Swedish, b. 1941
    Study for ‘Front Pages’, 1981
    Handwoven tapestry incorporating rolaken technique, wool warp, and cotton and linen wefts
    Length: 83.8 cm (33 inches)
    Gift of the artist 1995.021

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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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    Women's shoes

    Unknown artist, American, U.S.A.; United States of America
    Women’s shoes, 1810s
    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

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    Women's boots

    Unknown artist, American
    Women’s boots, ca. 1860
    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
    American, 1789-1874
    Helen Tabor Swift

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

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    The Principal Wife

    Sheila Hicks
    American, b. 1934
    The Principal Wife, 1968
    Bundled and wrapped linen, rayon and acrylic yarns
    Length: 254 cm (100 inches)
    Gift of in memory of Mary Josephine Cutting Blair 2005.42

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    Oration at Dawn

    Duane Slick
    American, b. 1961
    Oration at Dawn, 2005
    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

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    Rhizophore

    Paul Morrison
    English, b. 1966
    Rhizophore, 2006
    Acrylic on linen
    207 x 138.4 cm (81 x 54 inches)
    Richard Brown Baker Fund for Contemporary British Art 2007.17

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    La Plata

    Josef Frank, designer
    Austrian, 1885-1967
    Svenskt Tenn, manufacturer
    Swedish, 1933
    La Plata, 1943-1945
    Linen; screen print
    Length: 223.5 cm (88 inches)
    Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund 2008.9.1

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    Dress

    Consuela Castiglioni, designer
    Swiss, b. 1954
    Dress, ca. 2008
    Cotton; linen; viscose; wool; acetate; rayon
    Center back length: 87.6 cm (34 1/2 inches)
    Museum Purchase 2009.62.3

  • Objects

    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

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    Suit worn by Michael Strange (pseudonym of Blanche Oelrichs)

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

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    Vestige (3AM Light)

    Duane Slick
    American, b. 1961
    Vestige (3AM Light), 2010
    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