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STIKHAR'

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Russian Sacred Arts Gallery


About this object

The dominant color of the stikhar' is gold. The design on the vestment was created by embroidering silk in various patterns to create a brocade. The design is an all-over one of flowers emphasizing what appear to be pomegranates. Forms are rendered in different colored gold threads outlined in an orange-brown silk thread. Some of the techniques used to create the brocade pattern are couched stitches, latticework, and basket-weave. The yoke of the neck has a floral or vegetal ornament sewn in gold. This decoration also appears along the cuffs and around the hem of the vestment. There is a small yellow silk loop sewn on rear at neck. On the back of the garment is applied a Latin, or equal-armed, cross with sequins and discs. It is made of red silk with couched silver-gilt threads. The rays are accented with hand-made sequins and half dome-shaped disks. Outlining of images is done in stem stitches in orange-brown silk. There are 7 loops on each side of the garment, indicating that there were originally 14 buttons holding the garment closed. Ten buttons remain and all are silver-gilt filigree shaped into balls.

Category:
costume, liturgical
Object name:
STIKHAR'
Made from:
Silk -- linen -- gold-wrapped thread -- silver-wrapped thread -- cotton -- silver gilt (buttons)
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
Mid 19th c.
Size:
151.1 x 156.2 cm (59 1/2 x 61 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
44.3
Class:
VESTMENT
Signature marks:
inscription 500 Stamped in black ink inside neck of garment. inscription 130 [Cyrillic cap?] G o Written in purple-black ink, upside down, inside neck. The notation has been cancelled in black ink. inscription 10813 Written in faded purple ink inside neck. The notation has been cancelled in black ink. inscription [Cyrillic?] s 17688 [Cyrillic] 1 .a" [Hard sign] Written in black ink, upside down, inside neck. inscription [Cyrillic] Timplevo g [Cyrillic?] o?lilo Written in dark ink inside neck of garment. Is this the name of a city (at top)? The inscription below it written in the same hand is illegible. See paper file for partial transcription. mark 88 On ring of first button (from top) on proper left. Silver standard instituted in 1847. maker's mark [Cyrillic initials] IL On ring of first button (from top) on proper left. Cannot be identified without knowing city of buttons' manufacture. mark 88 On ring of second button (from top) on proper left. Silver standard instituted in 1847. maker's mark [Cyrillic initials] IL On ring of second button (from top) on proper left. Cannot be identified without knowing city of buttons' manufacture. mark 88 On ring of third button (from top) on proper left. Silver standard instituted in 1847. maker's mark [Cyrillic initials] IL On ring of third button (from top) on proper left. Cannot be identified without knowing city of buttons' manufacture. mark 88 On ring of fourth button (from top) on proper left. Silver standard instituted in 1847. maker's mark [Cyrillic initials] IL On ring of fourth button (from top) on proper left. Cannot be identified without knowing city of buttons' manufacture. mark 88 On ring of first button (from top) on proper right. Silver standard instituted in 1847. maker's mark [Cyrillic initials] IL On ring of first button (from top) on proper right. Cannot be identified without knowing city of buttons' manufacture. mark 88 On ring of second button (from top) on proper right. Silver standard instituted in 1847. maker's mark [Cyrillic initials] IL On ring of second button (from top) on proper right. Cannot be identified without knowing city of buttons' manufacture. mark 88 On ring of third button (from top) on proper right. Silver standard instituted in 1847. maker's mark [Cyrillic initials] IL On ring of third button (from top) on proper right. Cannot be identified without knowing city of buttons' manufacture. mark 88 On ring of fourth button (from top) on proper right. Silver standard instituted in 1847. maker's mark [Cyrillic initials] IL On ring of fourth button (from top) on proper right. Cannot be identified without knowing city of buttons' manufacture. mark 88 On ring of fifth button (from top) on proper right. Silver standard instituted in 1847. maker's mark [Cyrillic initials] IL On ring of fifth button (from top) on proper right. Cannot be identified without knowing city of buttons' manufacture. mark 88 On ring of sixth button (from top) on proper right. Silver standard instituted in 1847. maker's mark [Cyrillic initials] IL On ring of sixth button (from top) on proper right. Cannot be identified without knowing city of buttons' manufacture.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973