Cope Collar

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The embroidered pattern of tulips and foliate interlace imitates Ottoman silks and embroideries. This piece represents the neck opening and yoke of a phelonion, a poncho-like vestment worn by priests and bishops. It was likely embroidered in Russia as the upper part of a vestment made from a contrasting woven silk (now lost) imported from either Italy or the Ottoman Empire.

Cope Collar, Silk; embroidered with metal wrapped thread

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