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OMOFOR (BISHOP'S STOLE)

Currently in storage


About this object

This narrow omofor has been made from a variation on the same fabric used for other vestments for the coronation of Nicholas II. In this case, the distinctive double-headed, double-winged, crowned eagles hold nothing in their talons. They are surrounded by generalized foliate wreathes and are outlined in a dark red silk. Evenly spaced along the omofor are seven, appliquéd Latin, or equal-armed crosses, outlined in silk. At each end of the omofor there are five sets of fringes made of gold-wrapped thread. There are gold-wrapped thread rosettes where each fringe is sewn on. There is red piping around the edge of the entire stole. It is lined in white silk.

Category:
costume, liturgical
Object name:
OMOFOR (BISHOP'S STOLE)
Made from:
Silk -- cotton -- gold-wrapped thread -- silver-wrapped thread
Made in:
RUSSIA: Moscow
Date made:
1896
Size:
147.3 x 11.4 x 147.3 cm (58 x 4 1/2 x 58 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
44.36
Class:
VESTMENT
Signature marks:
inscription III N 4 Written in purple ink on inside lining in middle. The inscription is placed where the stole would have hung from the neck.
Credit line:
Gift of Dina Merrill Robertson, 1977