Quilt with scenes from the Life of Joseph - ROM2004_873_6

ROM2004_873_6

Quilt with scenes from the Life of Joseph

Medium:Quilted and embroidered cotton tabby, lightly padded and backed with cotton
Geography: Caledonia, Ontario, Canada
Date: 1860's
Dimensions:
192 x 170 cm
Object number: 956.151
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Ellen Emsley
Not on view
DescriptionAppliqué Bible Quilt depicting 6 scenes from the Life of Joseph, each used twice, with titles above them: Joseph sold by his brothers; Joseph's drinking cup found in Benjamin's sack; Joseph goeth up to Goshen to meet his father; Joseph going to interpret pharoah's dream; Moses found by pharoah's daughter. The border incorporates flowering peas into its design. Quilted sun rays surround each scene while flowering vines meander over the rest of the field. Worked on white cotton in a variety of scraps of material both cotton and wool in a large range of colours. Lightly padded, backed with white cotton, edged with white cotton with red piping. 
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