B. Lazarus' Sampler

Description
One Hebrew alphabet of 21 consonants. Two block alphabets with no "J." Three script alphabets with no "J." Numbers to 10. Alphabet letters and numbers each worked in different color. Six narrow geometric crossbands. Border of geometric design on all four sides. Silk embroidery thread on cotton ground. STITCHES: cross, satin. THREAD COUNT: warp 37, weft 36/in.
Inscription:
"B Lazarus 1843"
Background:
B. Lazarus has not yet been identified.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sampler
Date made
1843
associated dates
1983
part of
Warshaw Collection
maker
Lazarus, B.
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
gold (overall color)
brown (overall color)
violet (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
tan (overall color)
embroidery (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/2 in x 11 1/8 in; 24.13 cm x 28.2575 cm
Place Made
unknown
ID Number
TE*T293320.0700
accession number
293320
catalog number
T293320.0700
subject
Textiles
Alphabets
Samplers
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Samplers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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