Pictorial panel

Eastern European
16th–17th century

Object Place: Europe (Eastern)


58.3 x 51 cm (22 15/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin with silk and mettalic embroidery, and linen canvas with silk, and gold and silver colored metallic thread embroidery appliquéd onto silk satin, gilt metal woven trim, and silk ikat backing

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



For Eastern Orthodox Church. Mary holding the baby Jesus who holds a globe and makes the motion of blessing. The half figure of an angel looks toward them from the upper left corner. Continuous border on the sides and bottom of a stylized blossom (?) repeating alternately with seraphim. Top border pieced; a repeating botonee cross within a circle. Outer tape border. Metal wires and silk yarns on a red satin-silk ground. Worn and missing wires; ground worn through in some areas.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection