Stole embellished with gold on a silver ground, embroidered with muli-colored flowers on a gold ground, 3 raised crosses, and gold and silver appliquéd flowers, silver tassel fringe on an orange cotton backing.
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
Russian, 18th or 19th century
Height x width: 138.4 x 36.2 cm (54 1/2 x 14 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave (taffeta) with silk and metallic patterning wefts, applied slver- and gold-metallic ribbons