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Fragment of ecclesiastical picture

Eastern European
17th–18th century

Object Place: Europe (Eastern)


34.3 x 67.5 cm (13 1/2 x 26 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk compound weave

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



One loom width. Repeating in rows a cross, flanked by the Greek abbreviation of the phrase “Jesus Christ Conquers,” within a circle connected to those above and below and on either side by four smaller circles containing a pattée cross. Seraphim occupy the interstices. Predominantly red and yellow. Red, yellow and white silk warp yarns; yellow silk weft yarns. Worn.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection