Stole (Epitrachelion)

Russian
18th or 19th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 138.4 x 36.2 cm (54 1/2 x 14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2006.2156

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (taffeta) with silk and metallic patterning wefts, applied slver- and gold-metallic ribbons

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Stole embellished with gold on a silver ground, embroidered with muli-colored flowers on a gold ground, 3 raised crosses, and gold and silver appliquéd flowers, silver tassel fringe on an orange cotton backing.

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