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Dalmatic (Saccos)

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Ecclesiastical costume. Saccos. Crosses, flanked by four pairs of Greek letters which abbreviate the phrase "Jesus Christ Conquers," plus stylized blossoms with four pinnate leaf sprays forming a cross, repeating in alternating dense staggered rows. Metallic and silk yarns on a red silk ground;...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Eastern European, 18th century (?)

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Center back length: 118 cm (46 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk brocaded with silk and metallic threads


Textiles and Fashion Arts