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Accession Number

PAG2002.0143

Date Range

1765-1790

Description

Green wreath design in center with four different flower sprigs in each corner.

Dimensions in Inches

6 1/4 x 3 1/2

Materials

Watercolor and ink on laid paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Associated Places

Silesia, Ober-Harbersdorf, Goldberg

Category

Religious text

Motifs

floral, wreaths, flowers

Associated Names

Johanne, Susanne, Sophie, Friedrich

Rights

Please contact the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College for permissions which fall outside of educational fair use.

Source

Ursinus College Library Special Collections and the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art

Provenance

Pennsylvania Folklife Society

Script/Text

Fraktur lettering, German script

Language

German

Comment

Girls’ schools in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and other Moravian communities produced similar pieces with floral and wreath motifs. No study however has been done to date of Moravian fraktur, which is very uncommon. Typical motifs of Moravian fraktur include wreath designs and flowers. The attribution of this work is especially difficult as it reads on the back “Ober Harbersdorf bey Goldberg,” which is in Silesia where the Schwenkfelders came from. It is possible this could have been a Schwenkfelder converted to the Moravian faith as well.

Condition

Good

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Type

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