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Piece of brocade

probably Russian


Height x width: 68.5 x 24.5 cm (26 15/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



The ground is yellow silk wound with thin strips of metal (gold?). The design of rows of ovals enclosing a figure of a man with a halo, the vestments of the Greek church, and both hands raised in blessing; is woven with the same metal thread and white, black, and light blue silk. Above each hand and between the ovals are crosses and letters. Very like 98.975 except that proportions are slightly different and there is less blue on the vestments. It is very much more worn.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection