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Embroidered cross from an Omophorion

Date:
late 17th or early 18th century
Culture:
Ottoman
Medium:
Silk and metal thread embroidery on a foundation of silk satin backed with linen plain weave
Dimensions:
10 × 10 1/2 in. (25.4 × 26.7 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917
Accession Number:
17.120.108
Not on view
Formed as sprays of floral ornament, this embroidered cross from a bishop's outer stole, or omophorion, reflects the eastward spread of the Baroque style via Venice. This embroidered cross and its pair (see 17.120.107) depict the Crucifixion of Christ and the Pentecost, surrounded, respectively, by the writers of the Gospels and four prophets.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher ; Isaac D. Fletcher , New York (until d. 1917; bequeathed to MMA)
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