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Excavations

A work made of linen, plain weave; applied painted paper, leather, and fur; appliquéd with jute, wool and linen, plain weaves; embroidered with wool, linen, silk, wild silk, cotton, jute, hemp, sisal, and cellulose film, in crossed back, eyelet, herringbone, laced herringbone, laced long-armed cross, long-armed cross, ladder and stem stitches; couching.

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  • A work made of linen, plain weave; applied painted paper, leather, and fur; appliquéd with jute, wool and linen, plain weaves; embroidered with wool, linen, silk, wild silk, cotton, jute, hemp, sisal, and cellulose film, in crossed back, eyelet, herringbone, laced herringbone, laced long-armed cross, long-armed cross, ladder and stem stitches; couching.

Date:

1959/60

Artist:

Mariska Karasz (American, born Hungary, 1898–1960)
United States, New York, Brewster

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Artist

Mariska Karasz

Title

Excavations

Origin

New York

Date

Made 1959–1960

Medium

Linen, plain weave; applied painted paper, leather, and fur; appliquéd with jute, wool and linen, plain weaves; embroidered with wool, linen, silk, wild silk, cotton, jute, hemp, sisal, and cellulose film, in crossed back, eyelet, herringbone, laced herringbone, laced long-armed cross, long-armed cross, ladder and stem stitches; couching

Dimensions

84.2 × 56.2 cm (33 1/8 × 22 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Solveig Cox

Reference Number

1992.450

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