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Orarion (Deacon's stole)

Russian (?)
19th century

Object Place: Russia


10 x 294.5 cm (3 15/16 x 115 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Compound Weaving (Brocade)

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Repeating stylized acanthus leaves and some small blossoms in white silk and metallic yarns, outlined in darker yellow silk yarns on a gold-shot yellow silk ground. Narrow metallic and silk yarn border edges the ground. Yellow cotton and metallic yarn fringe at both ends. Many metal strips are missing from the ground; slightly worn and soiled in some areas. See: 51.2374.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection