Dalmatic for the Russian church (sakkos) of jacquard woven cloth of gold patterned with gold and silver palmettes outlined in black silk and highlighted in gray-blue silk; lined with 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.
Gift of Allen and Elizabeth R. Mottur