Object Place: Armenia
45.3 x 30.2 cm (17 13/16 x 11 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin with silk and metallic thread chainstitch painted, silk and metallic woven trim, and silk lining
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Ecclesiastical costume. Mitre for the Armenian Church. Red silk embroidered with polychrome silk and silver yarns. On one side: Madonna and child enthroned surrounded by naturalistic flowers, reflecting European influence via Turkey; on other side: John, same floral design as on other side; at base: Armenian inscription. Some areas painted in.
1943, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1943)
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection