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Mourning Picture
1800-1810
Maker not marked
USA
Silk; silk thread; chenille, wood, glass
frame: 14-1/8"h x 18"w x 1-1/4"d
Special Acquisitions Fund
78.51.1

Tomb with "L.A." Silk background with embroidered designs in silk and chenille; a variety of stitches including running stitch, satin stitch, French knots; in center, classical temple with 6 columns in black chenille; black and white steps with black block-pattern flooring in satin stitch; center, tomb with "L A" embroidered on front; two white hearts; above, dove bearing wreath in beak; on sides, flowering lilac tree and rose tree; grass indicated by various shades of green chenille in front of tomb.


For further information, see Newell, Aimee E., "The Badge of a Freemason," 2015. p.111.