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What is this?

Large square sampler embroidered in bright colors with floral pattern bands, confronted birds, and spot motifs including a monk, a nun, a pair of hunters, a ship, and the seated Aztec prince, Itzcoatl. Text "Ni me presto ni me doy" and "solo de mi dueño soy."

This is a sampler from Mexico. It is dated 1870 and we acquired it in 1981. Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.

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Its medium is

medium: wool, silk, and cotton embroidery on cotton foundation technique: embroidered in cross stitch on plain weave foundation label: cotton embroidered with wool, silk, and cotton in cross stitch

Its dimensions are

H x W: 64.8 x 70.5 cm (25 1/2 x 27 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Lo hizo Micaela Garsia año 1870

This object has been tagged:

This object was embroidered by Micaela Garsia

This object was bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer

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