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Embroidered picture: Pieta for Greek Orthodox Church

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The Lamentation. The Virgin Mary supports Christ's head with Mary Magdalene behind her. John, flanked by two lamenting women, kisses his hand wile Joseph (?) supports his feet. Background, the cross flanked by the sun and moon and a pair of angels. Foreground, in a smaller scale, Christ rising...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Greek, 16th–17th century

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66 x 85 cm (26 x 33 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin with silk, and gold and silver colored metal thread embroidery, silk plain weave, linen with ink inscription, and linen lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts