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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:
overall __29.50 IN __34.50 IN
overall __74.93 CM __87.63 CM

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