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Silk textile with Seraphim and Crosses

Date:
17th century
Culture:
Ottoman
Medium:
Silk, lampas weave (ground in satin, pattern in twill)
Dimensions:
43 × 22 1/2 in. (109.2 × 57.2 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.109.16
Not on view
This textile may be compared with another textile in the Museum’s collection (17.22.2a–d) with a very similar pattern, but incorporating metal-wrapped threads. The all-silk version would have been less expensive to manufacture, and could possibly have been a provincial imitation of textiles produced in Constantinople and Bursa. Note that the Greek letters of the inscriptions have been reversed. The size and shape of the piece suggest that it formed part of a phelonion, or chasuble.
Inscription: IC XC NI KA (Jesus Christ the Conqueror)
[ Kelekian , 1908; sold to MMA ]
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