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POKROVETS

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Set of 2. The background of this pokrovets (chalice cover) is made of a deep red-brown velvet edged with a long fringe of gold-wrapped yellow silk thread. The central cross is rendered in stumpwork embroidered in two-color gold threads; the rays are in gold sequins embroidered with twisted gold thread. On the four ends of the cross are embroidered a repeated ornament of a gold chalice on silver and gold cloud-like form rendered in a raised stumpwork. Light seems to pour from the top of the chalice in rays rendered of twisted gold wire and spangles. Each chalice has grapevines with grapes on either side, signifying the wine used in the service.

Category:
needlework
Object name:
POKROVETS
Made from:
Velvet -- gold-wrapped thread -- cotton -- silk -- silver-wrapped thread -- gilt spangles
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
Mid 19th c.
Size:
50.8 × 50.8 cm (20 × 20 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
43.5.1
Class:
NEEDLEWORK
Signature marks:
inscription S-14877 / 5-s. 1-16 on one arm Handwritten in indigo ink. Letters are Cyrillic. inscription 639 on one arm in indigo ink
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973