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Ecclesiastical Costume. Orarion bands, for Eastern Orthodox Church. Twelve rectangular compartments (six on each band) with similar saints, each holding a censer in the right hand and a small church raised in the left. Two lines of Slavonic inscriptions identifying the donor in metallic yarns on...

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1937, H. Hassan, Paris; sold by Hassan to Elizabeth Day McCormick for $225; 1943 gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA (Accession Date: October 14, 1943).

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Greek, 16th–17th century

Object Place

Rumania or Moldavia (possibly)


115 x 7.5 cm (45 1/4 x 2 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen canvas with silk, and gold and silver colored metal thread embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts