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Altar Cloth

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The central section is a piece of brocade with a large design of leaves in gold on silver threads and flowers and other designs in colors. On this is sewn a cross in gold thread. The central section is a Near eastern piece of jewelry set with red and greens tones. Other semi-precious stones are set on the ends of arms. The whole is outlined in pieces of mother of pearl cut to resemble pearls. The outer section of the altar cloth is in peach colored velvet covered with lace and gold and silver threads.

Category:
COVERINGS AND HANGINGS
Object name:
Altar Cloth
Made in:
RUSSIA
Date made:
1775-1800
Size:
overall __20.19 IN __28.88 IN __ __ __ __ __Piece is not perfectly square. In some areas, the height is only 19 13/16 inches and the width is no more than 28 1/2 inches.
overall __51.28 CM __73.34 CM __ __ __ __ __Piece is not perfectly square. In some areas, the height is only 19 13/16 inches and the width is no more than 28 1/2 inches.

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
43.12
Class:
NEEDLEWORK
Signature marks:
NONE
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973