Mitre

Armenian
1872


Object Place: Istanbul, Turkey

Dimensions

45 x 34.5 cm (17 11/16 x 13 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.332

Medium or Technique

Silk; satin with silk, seed pearls, gold and silver metallic thread embroidery, garnet colored stones, gold-colored metal, and silk lining

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ecclesiastical costume. Mitre for the Armenian Church. Silk, silver and gilt-silver yarns, seed pearls and colored glass on golden brown silk ground showing Crucifixion on obverse, Resurrection and three Marys at Tomb on reverse. Inscription at base: “A Donation made in Istambul [Constantinople] at the date of our Lord 1320 [1872] of the People… of the Holy King….”

Provenance

October, 1937, sold by H. Hassan, Paris to Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago; 1943, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection