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Aër (veil for communion vessels)

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Veil for Communion vessels. Eastern Orthodox Church. The baby Jesus, on a patten, a chalice and the Bible (?) all on an altar over which a canopy is supported by four columns and a censer is suspended. Standing on either side the Archangels Gabriel and Michael. All metallic yarns except flesh...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Eastern European, 16th–17th century

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68 x 81 x 2 cm (26 3/4 x 31 7/8 x 13/16 in.)

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Silk satin with gold and silver colored metallic thread embroidery, gold-colored metal and silk wrapped woven trim, silk and metallic braided tassels, and cotton backing


Textiles and Fashion Arts