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Chalice veil (Aer)

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Chalice veil of ivory and silk faille appliqued with silk velvet, metallic thread and faux gems with paisley design; bordered with gold fringe.

Provenance

Inherited by donor in December 1986 from Dr. and Mrs. Adolphus Sylvester Rumreich. Gift to MFA January 24, 2007. Dr. A. S. Rumreich was the physician at the United States Embassy in Moscow, Russia from 1935 to 1938. While there, he and his wife, Edna Irene Hall Rumreich, purchased various antiques at a time when church and imperial treasures were being sold by Soviet authorities.

Credit Line

Gift of Allen and Elizabeth R. Mottur

Russian, 19th century

Dimensions

Height x width: 66 x 53.3 cm (26 x 21 in.)

Accession Number

2006.2157

Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic plain weave (faille) appliqued with silk velvet, metallic thread and faux gems

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles