Dalmatic (or Saccos)

19th century

Object Place: Russia


121.9 x 180.3 cm (48 x 71 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk brocaded with silk and gold-metallic yarns

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ecclesiastical costume. Ground and motives worked in gold-color metallic yarns and strips; motives outlined and highlighted by red silk yarns. A large stylized pinnate leaf, with a fleur-de-lis design at the center, surrounded by heavy stylized curling leaves and leaf sprays in a repeat pattern. At the cuffs, around the yoke and at the hem is a band bearing a lattice motif in gold-color metallic yarns on red silk. On the back beneath the yoke a raised-work bottonée cross with spangles. Worn yarns in some areas.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection