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ALTAR CLOTH (VOZDUKH)

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The background is red velvet with silver gilt fringe and tassels. In the center is a cross embroidered in stumpwork, gold thread of two colors and sequins. In each of the outer corners is a cherubim, the face painted realistically on cloth, the wings embroidered in gold. On each of the four sides are embroidered in several colored gold threads two clusters of grapes with leaves and ears of wheat on stalks signifying the wine and bread used in Mass.

Category:
needlework
Object name:
ALTAR CLOTH (VOZDUKH)
Made from:
Velvet -- gold- and silver- wrapped silk thread -- cotton -- oil on card -- gilt spangles
Made in:
RUSSIA
Date made:
1850-1899
Size:
48.3 x 71.8 cm (19 x 28 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
43.9
Class:
NEEDLEWORK
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973