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Linen Textile

Textile, Linen

Works of Art (74)

Altarcloth (detail), second half of 14th century, German; From the convent of Altenberg, Linen embroidered with satin, chain, chevron, and Romanian stitches (29.87)
Bag of natron from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Linen, natron (1988.437.2)
Bed rug, 1796, Maker Unknown (American), Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, Linen/cotton and wool (33.122)
Biblical sampler, 1768, Sarah Lawrence (American), New York City, Silk thread on linen (1999.271)
Blue kerchief from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Linen dyed with indigotin (09.184.217)

Kerchief from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Linen (09.184.218)

Kerchief from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Linen (09.184.219)
Caftan, 8th–10th century, Caucasus Mountain regions, Silk, linen, and fur (1996.78.1)
Coat, ca. 1912, Paul Poiret (French), Natural and blue striped woven linen, blue silk, and faux abalone buttons (2005.200)
"Cocteau" Evening Jacket, Fall 1937, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Linen, metallic foil, beads, paillettes (2009.421)
Cover, early 19th century, Present-day Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Silk, linen (21.114.3)
Cushion cover, 1590–1610, English, Linen worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; stem, back, plaited braid, knots, and detached buttonhole stitches (64.101.1253)
Cylindrical bag of sawdust from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Linen, decomposed wood material (sawdust) (1988.437.1)
Dress (Robe à la française), 1740s, England; textile Dutch or German, Silk, linen, pigment (1995.235a,b)
Dress, ca. 1799–1800, American, Linen, cotton (1988.242.4)
Embroidered coverlet, 1770, Mary Breed (American), Probably New London County, Connecticut, Linen and cotton with wool embroidery (22.55)
Embroidered coverlet, ca. 1760–75, Ruth Culver Coleman (American), Possibly Sag Harbor, Suffolk County, New York, Linen with wool embroidery (61.48.1)
Embroidered panel, ca. 1800, Morocco, Linen, silk (1970.272)
Embroidered sampler, 1739, Ruth Rogers (American), Boston, Massachusetts, Silk on linen (1984.331.6)
Embroidered sampler, 1766, Rebekah White (American), Salem, Massachusetts, Silk on linen (1984.331.8)
Embroidered sampler, 1793, Maria Lalor (American), New York, New York, Silk on linen (1993.100)
Embroidered sampler, 1795, Mary Jones (American), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Silk and linen, with gold leaf, on linen (1984.331.22)
Embroidered sampler, 1799, Millsent Connor (American), Boston, Massachusetts, Silk on linen (1974.42)
Embroidered sampler, 1844, Mariah Boil (American), Silk and cotton thread on linen/cotton, embroidered(2008.453)
Embroidered wall hanging, 1910–29, Design attributed to Anna Frances Simpson (American), Newcomb College, New Orleans, Louisiana, Silk on linen (2004.334)
Ensemble, ca. 1979, Giorgio Armani (Italian), Maize waxed linen; sheer houndstooth woven rayon (1984.586.2a–c)
Evening dress, 1910, Paul Poiret (French), Green and ivory striped silk, black silk chiffon, white linen (2009.300.1289)
Evolutionary Phases, 1979, Diane Itter (American), Linen (1999.528.1)
Fabulous Beast (Fragment of a Tapestry), ca. 1420–30, German (Upper Rhineland; Basel), Linen warp with wool weft (1990.211)
Fragment of a Wall Hanging, Coptic (Byzantine Egypt), 4th–6th century, Wool and linen (2011.363)
Gable-topped chest and linens, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Hatnofer and Ramose, western Thebes, Whitewashed wood; linen (36.3.56,.54,.111,.140)
Hunting and Fishing Scenes, 1769, Designed by Robert Jones; Manufactured at Old Ford, English, Linen and cotton (1983.365)
"The Indian Princess," ca. 1740–60, Unknown artist (American) Boston, Massachusetts, Linen embroidered with wool and silk thread (53.179.13)
Inscribed linen sheet from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Linen (09.184.693)
Lace border, 17th century, Italian, Linen (33.90.35)
Lace rabat, mid-18th century, Flemish (Brussels), Linen (48.41.1)
Les Traveaux de la Manufacture (The Activities of the Factory), 1783–84, Jean-Baptiste Huet I (French), designer; Manufactured at the Oberkampf factory, Jouy, French (Jouy), Linen (26.233.8, 27.44.3)
Linen from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Linen, ink (09.184.220)
"Linen Lean-To" tapestry bas-relief, 1967–68, Sheila Hicks (American), Linen (1986.7)
Mummy bandage from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Linen (09.184.797)
Mummy Mask, Roman period, ca. 60–70, Egyptian; Probably from Meir, Painted plaster, cartonnage (linen and gesso), and plant fibers (19.2.6)
Mummy with an inserted panel portrait of a youth, 80–100 A.D.; Roman Period, Egypt, Fayum, Hawara (Hawwara, Hawwaret el-Maqta; Adlan), Petrie, Encaustic on limewood, linen, human remains (11.139)
Needlework picture (probably a chair back), ca. 1755–65, Mehitable Starkey (American), Probably Boston, Massachusetts, Wool yarn and silk threads on linen (2003.480)
Panel from a curtain, 18th century, North Africa, Linen, silk (69.142)
Panel from a set of Bed Curtains, first half of 18th century, Greek Islands, Cyclades, Linen embroidered with silk (64.278.1,2)
Panel with the Triumph of Dionysos, Early Byzantine, 4th century, Egypt; said to be from Panopolis (Akhmim), Undyed linen and purple wool; tapestry woven (90.5.873)
Panel, 18th century, Algeria, Linen, silk, silver, and gold (28.109.3)
Panniers, ca. 1750, British, Tan linen and baleen (1973.65.2)
Phebe Warner coverlet, ca. 1803, Sarah Furman Warner Williams (American), New York City, Linen, cotton, silk (38.59)
Poet's-narcissus textile, 1883–1900, Associated Artists (New York City), Printed linen (28.70.5)
Round gown, ca. 1795, Italian, Silk, linen (1979.20a–f)
Roundel, fragment, 7th century, Byzantine; Egypt (?), Polychrome wool and undyed linen, tapestry weave (63.178.2)
Sampler, 1656, Anna Buckett, English, Linen worked with silk threads; long-and-short, split, stem, back, tent, cross, and satin stitches (64.101.1327)
Sampler, 1777, Elizabeth Jefferis (American, 18th century) Chester County, Pennsylvania, Wool and silk on linen (59.20)
Sampler, 1800, Laura Hyde (American), Franklin, Connecticut, Silk and metallic thread on linen (44.113)
Sampler, ca. 1785, Mary Munro (American), Miss Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, Silk on linen (1984.331.14)
Sampler, ca. 1792, Martha (Patty) Coggeshall (American), Probably Mrs. Anne Usher's School, Bristol, Rhode Island, Silk on linen (14.26)
Scarf with Old Testament scenes, 1648, India, Linen and silk thread (50.73)
Scenes from the Life of Abraham, mid-17th century, English, Linen worked with silk thread; tent and couching stitches (64.101.1306)
Shepherd and shepherdess scene, ca. 1740, Keturah Rawlins (American) Boston, Massachusetts, Wool, silk, and metallic threads on linen (39.108.1)
Spot sampler, mid-17th century, English, Linen canvas worked with silk and metal thread; stitches include tent, cross, back, plaited braid, detached buttonhole, knots, and laidwork (64.101.1328)
"Spring," 1754, Mary Wright (American), Possibly Sarah Osborn's school, Newport, Rhode Island, Wool and silk on linen (46.155)
Tapestry Square with the Head of Spring, 4th–5th century; Early Byzantine, Egyptian, Polychrome wool, linen (90.5.848)
Textile Fragment, 5th century, Byzantine; Made in Egypt, Polychrome wool and undyed linen, tapestry, weave (90.5.807)
Textile fragment, Coptic period (3rd–12th century), probably 6th–7th century, Egypt, Silk, linen; plain weave, embroidered (90.5.16)
Textile, ca. 1923, Paul Poiret (French); manufacturer: La Maison Martine, Printed linen (23.14.8)
Textile: The Harvester, ca. 1920, Raoul Dufy (French); manufacturer: Atuyer, Bianchini et Férier, Printed linen (23.116)
Tiraz veil, dated 983, Egypt (Tinnis), Linen, loosely woven, with silk design in tapestry weave (1971.151)
Towel, 19th century, Turkey, Linen (26.34.65)
Trunk of shoes, 1914–19, Pietro Yantorny (Italian), Wood, silk, linen, leather (C.I.53.76.1a,b-12a,b)
Tunic with Panels of Dionysian Figures, 400–500, Byzantine; Said to be from Panopolis (now Akhmim), Egypt, Linen, undyed, with wool panels in tapestry weave (26.9.9)
Tunic, 5th century, Probably from Panopolis (Ahkmim), Egypt, Undyed linen and purple wool, design in tapestry weave (26.9.8)
Umbra 30, 2003, Olga de Amaral (Colombia), Linen, silver leaf, gesso, acrylic paint (2004.69)
Woman's jacket, ca. 1616, English, Linen worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; detached buttonhole variations, wrapped ladder stitch, straight, knot, chain, and satin stitches, metal bobbin lace (23.170.1)
Work bag, dated 1669, England, Wool and linen (2006.263)
Woven border with the emblems of the Strozzi family, 1480–1600, Italy, Silk and linen (51.75)