Pair of cuffs, for Greek Orthodox Church
Object Place: Greek ?, Europe (Eastern)
29.5 x 7 cm (11 5/8 x 2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin with silk and gold-colored metallic thread embroidery, and linen lining
Not On View
Ecclesiastical Costume. Cuff fragments (?) a) six half-figures of saints; one holds a small church, another an open box (?). Five have crucifixes appearing at an angle from the shoulder. B: six similar saints, each holding a book (?). Cyrillic inscriptions. Metallic and polychrome silk yarns on a red silk ground. Faces, hands, and hair worked in split-stitch. Ground worn through in many areas.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection