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Icon

Possible Russian
19th century (?)


Dimensions

30 x 37 cm (11 13/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

46.727

Medium or Technique

Embroidered

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Icon. The Assumption of the Virgin. Worked in metallic yarn, metal strips, purl and spangals; faces and hands in painted gesso; highlights in green silk velvet. Ground of ribbed yellow (?) silk over tan linen. Border with a stylized undulating flowering vine; a large trefoil blossom in each corner; same materials as above. All mounted on a square rectangular wooden backing. Badly soiled; worn.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection