Pair of cuffs, for Greek Orthodox Church

Greek Orthodox
16th–17th century


Object Place: Greek ?, Europe (Eastern)

Dimensions

29.5 x 7 cm (11 5/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

43.344a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk satin with silk and gold-colored metallic thread embroidery, and linen lining

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ecclesiastical Costume. Cuff fragments (?) a) six half-figures of saints; one holds a small church, another an open box (?). Five have crucifixes appearing at an angle from the shoulder. B: six similar saints, each holding a book (?). Cyrillic inscriptions. Metallic and polychrome silk yarns on a red silk ground. Faces, hands, and hair worked in split-stitch. Ground worn through in many areas.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection