Object Place: Rumania or Moldavia (possibly)
115 x 7.5 cm (45 1/4 x 2 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen canvas with silk, and gold and silver colored metal thread embroidery
Not On View
Ecclesiastical Costume. Orarion bands, for Eastern Orthodox Church. Twelve rectangular compartments (six on each band) with similar saints, each holding a censer in the right hand and a small church raised in the left. Two lines of Slavonic inscriptions identifying the donor in metallic yarns on a worn red silk ground, plus a strip of red silk at the base of each band. Metallic and polychrome silk yarns on a linen base. Worn in many areas.
1937, H. Hassan, Paris; sold by Hassan to Elizabeth Day McCormick for $225; 1943 gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA (Accession Date: October 14, 1943).
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection