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Embroidery: The Crucifixion

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Heavy brown linen embroidered with various shades of light blue, green, light neutral brown, yellow and cream silk. A symbolic representation of the Crucifixion. The cross rises from a mountain of rocks above a skull representing Adam, and is surmounted by a figure of the God-head: Mary and John...

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Provenance

1901, gift of Eben Wright to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 4, 1901)

Credit Line

Gift of Eben Wright

Armenian (?),

Dimensions

68 x 140 cm (26 3/4 x 55 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.40 x .68

Accession Number

01.5351

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles