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Chalice veil (Aer)

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Chalice veil of ivory silk satin with borders of cross stitch in a floral design; center appliqued with metallic braid and cross in center, angels in four corners with appliqued painted heads; gold fringe around the edges


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.

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Gift of Allen and Elizabeth R. Mottur

Russian, after 1850


Height x width: 73 x 57.8 cm (28 3/4 x 22 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin appliqued with cross stitch panels, metallic braid, metallic yarns and leather


Textiles and Fashion Arts