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Currently in storage

About this object

In the center against a blue silk ground is embroidered the scene of the Descent from the Cross in gilt and silver threads and in colored silk threads. Christ is being lowered into His sarcophagus, with the Virgin Mary behind him and the other two Maries to the right. In the left background is St. John and another Mary. Joseph of Arimethea and another man hold the swaddling cloth. A cross with the crown of thorns in the center background and above the Dove of the Holy Ghost and clouds. To the right and to the left are archangels. The border, now faded to a pale orange-red, is embroidered with an inscription in Church Slavonic.

Made from:
Silk -- linen -- silk thread -- silver- and gold-wrapped silk thread
Made in:
Date made:
74.9 × 87.6 cm (29 1/2 × 34 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
inscription 67.531 RUSS On reverse, bottom right, in purple ink. This is an old accession mark. inscription (C.H.) 67.531 Russ On reverse, upper left, in purple ink. Old accession mark. inscription K N C/5525 N 2 On reverse, upper left, in purple ink. These are Russian or Cyrillic marks. inscription [Cyrillic] T F On reverse, upper right, in light blue pencil Trans.: Cyrillic capitals 'T F' inscription 67.531 Russ On reverse, upper right, in ink. Old accession mark.
Credit line:
Gift of Madame Augusto Rosso, 1968