Silk and metal thread embroidery on a foundation of linen plain weave
24 1/4 × 32 in. (61.6 × 81.3 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Stephan Rosenak, 1946
Not on view
The central scene of the Lamentation of Christ is bordered by a series of saints in roundels, with a particular focus on saints of the Moscow region, including four Metropolitans of Moscow and the important monastic leaders Sergius and Cyril. Also notable is the depiction in the left border of the sainted Tsarevich Dmitri Ivanovich, whose cult flourished following the transfer of his remains to Moscow in 1606.
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