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Lappet (one of a pair), Annunciation for Greek Orthodox Church

Possibly Turkish

Object Place: Turkey (possibly)


63.5 x 14 x 1.8 cm (25 x 5 1/2 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin with silk and gold-colored metallic thread embroidery, silk and metallic woven trim, silk cord, metal, silk and silver colored metallic thread tassels, and silk backing

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ecclesiastical Costume. Lappets. The Annunciation. At the base, Gabriel, on (b), holding lilies and standing on a cloud faces toward Mary, on (a). She is surrounded by stars (?), a dove descends toward her from a cloud. Above them Armenian inscriptions in short rows one above the other. All metal wire embroidery on a red satin-satin-silk ground. A pair of tassels on the bottom of each. Good condition. For the Armenian Church.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection