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Ecclesiastical costume. Mitre for the Armenian Church. Red silk embroidered with polychrome silk and silver yarns. On one side: Madonna and child enthroned surrounded by naturalistic flowers, reflecting European influence via Turkey; on other side: John, same floral design as on other side; at...

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Provenance

1943, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Armenian, 1742

Object Place

Armenia

Dimensions

45.3 x 30.2 cm (17 13/16 x 11 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.333

Medium or Technique

Silk satin with silk and metallic thread chainstitch painted, silk and metallic woven trim, and silk lining

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes