Chalice veil (Aer)

Russian
after 1850


Dimensions

Height x width: 73 x 57.8 cm (28 3/4 x 22 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2006.2158

Medium or Technique

Silk satin appliqued with cross stitch panels, metallic braid, metallic yarns and leather

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Chalice veil of ivory silk satin with borders of cross stitch in a floral design; center appliqued with metallic braid and cross in center, angels in four corners with appliqued painted heads; gold fringe around the edges

Provenance

Inherited by donor in December 1986 from Dr. and Mrs. Adolphus Sylvester Rumreich. Gift to MFA January 24, 2007. Dr. A. S. Rumreich was the physician at the United States Embassy in Moscow, Russia from 1935 to 1938. While there, he and his wife, Edna Irene Hall Rumreich, purchased various antiques at a time when church and imperial treasures were being sold by Soviet authorities.

Credit Line

Gift of Allen and Elizabeth R. Mottur