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Dalmatic (Sakkos)

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Dalmatic for the Russian church (sakkos) of cloth of gold patterned with palmettes and double headed eagles, looped pile woven designs at neck front and back; lined in gold cotton


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, late 19th century


Center back: 125.7 cm (49 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic thread, jacquard woven


Textiles and Fashion Arts