Chalice cover

Georgian, Abkhasia

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This veil formed a boxlike cover for the chalice during portions of the liturgy. Its central image shows the young Christ blessing from within a chalice, flanked by Arabic script labeling him Jesus, the Messiah. The Greek inscription surrounding the medallion speaks of Christ’s sacrifice, while the Georgian inscriptions at the ends of the cross-arms plead for the donor, the nobleman Solomon Shavrashidze.

Chalice cover, Silk and metal thread embroidery on a foundation of silk satin backed with linen plain weave, Georgian, Abkhasia

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