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Altar cloth

Date:
17th century
Culture:
Russo-Byzantine
Medium:
Silk and metal thread on cloth
Dimensions:
L. 24 1/4 x W. 32 inches (61.6 x 81.3 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Stephan Rosenak, 1946
Accession Number:
46.191
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: (¦trans.¦ by V. Ostoia): Annunciation panel: "The Annunciation of the Most Holy Mother of God." "Gabriel". "MP OY". Round medallions:
    1. St. Procopius
    2. St. John
    3. St. Luke
    4. St. Martyr Pelagia
    5. St. Rev. Sergius
    6. St. Philip
    7. St. Mark
    8. St. Alexius
    9. St. Gregory
    10. God Sabbaoth
    11. St. John
    12. St. Peter
    13. St. Matthew
    14. St. Jonas
    15. St. Tsarevich (title, not a name)
    16. St. Righteous Anna
    17. St. John
    18. St. Christopher
    19. St. Cyril
    The Entombment: On the left side of the halos: a) Mary, b) Mary, c) MP OY; on the right side: d) Nicodemus, e) Joseph, f) Our Lord's angel

  • Provenance

    Mrs. Stephan Rosenak (until 1946; to MMA)

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