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Quilt, Star of Bethlehem pattern variation

Date:
ca. 1840–50
Geography:
Made in United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Cotton
Dimensions:
112 1/2 x 107 in. (285.8 x 271.8 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Hosmer, 1948
Accession Number:
48.134.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 751
Unfortunately, little is known about the provenance of this quilt; however, it can be dated to the mid-nineteenth century by the type and palette of the brightly colored calicos. The clear hues of the reds and yellows are especially notable. This cheerful palette is shared by other quilts in the American Wing's collection, such as 46.152.2, 1980.498.3, and 2011.374, all of which can be accurately dated to the second half of the 1840s.
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