Table Mat, 1900–25 Medium: cotton embroidery on linen foundation Technique: embroidered in satin, couching, speckling, stem, eyelet, chain and herringbone stitches with deflected element work on plain weave foundation. Gift of Stanley Herzman. 1976-92-1.
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Round doily with a central scene of two youths in Greek attire picking fruit from a tree with two deer looking on. The wide scalloped border is filled with scrolls and flowers and different filling textures. The embroidery is in pale blue on a white ground.