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What is this?

A sampler with six scenes: a church with a garden, figures, animals, birds and butterflies in front; the garden of Eden with Adam and Eve; and a mourning scene with a weeping willow, and funerary urn, and four figures, two adults and two children. Three additional scenes show figures with animals and trees. With a rose vine border. The verse reads: Mother dear weep not for me When to this yard my grave you see my time was short and blest was he that called me to eternity

This is a sampler from United States. It is dated 1831 and we acquired it in 1941. Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: cotton and silk embroidery on cotton foundation technique: embroidered in cross and stem stitches on plain weave foundation

Its dimensions are

H x W: 66.7 x 57.2 cm (26 1/4 x 22 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Margaret Barnholt her sampler done in the twelth year of her age 1831

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