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Epitaphios, the Lamentation. Central panel: foreground, Jesus upon a sheet supported by a man at either end (Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus?) is placed upon a bier. The three Marys look on from the center flanked by a pair of angels and a man (John?). Background, the cross; God admidst...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Eastern European (Russia?), 18th century


79 x 85.5 x 1.3 cm (31 1/8 x 33 11/16 x 1/2 in.)

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Silk and metal strip; damask with silk and gold-colored metal thread, seed pearls, and painted embroidery, silk and silvered metallic woven trim, silk and metallic brocade, gold-colored metallic woven looped fringe with spangel and paper wrapped gilt metal strip ornaments, gilt metal tassel, and silk lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts