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Embroidered picture: Pieta for Greek Orthodox Church

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Eastern Orthodox Church. The Virgin Mary seated on a sepulchur holds the body of Jesus in her arms. She is flanked by four cherubim and a pair of angels holding large candlesticks. The cross, with a greek inscription above it describing the scene, rises behind her. Border of a stylized leafy and...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Greek, 17th century

Object Place


71 x 65 cm (27 15/16 x 25 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; satin with silk, and gold and silver colored metal thread embroidery, silk and metallic thread tassels, and linen backing


Textiles and Fashion Arts