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STIKHAR'

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

At the neck in front there are wheat sheaves and grape vines embroidered in gold and silver threads within an appliqued band woven of gold and silver threads. The same band is sewn to the sleeves and near the hem and on the back. Scattered at regular intervals over the rest of the robe are embroidered eight petaled rosettes. On the back near the neck are the same wheat sheaves and grape vines as in the center, a laurel wreath surrounding the initials XC. Below the band is an embossed cross with four equal arms and rays between. The robe is open at the sides and secured by metal buttons and loops. Back is stiffened and whole robe is lined with linen. Bottom of the hem edged in gold sequins.

Category:
costume, liturgical
Object name:
STIKHAR'
Made from:
Velvet -- linen -- silk -- gold-wrapped threads -- silver-wrapped threads -- silver and silver-gilt spangles -- brass
Made in:
RUSSIA
Date made:
1775-1800
Size:
142.2 x 143.5 cm (56 x 56 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
44.44
Class:
VESTMENT
Signature marks:
MARK 400 Stamped in purple ink, inside, back of neck inscription S/5795 3-5 Handwritten in faded purple ink, inside front hem. inscription [Cyrillic:] komp. 3 pred. Handwritten in faded purple ink, inside front hem. Trans: A set of three pieces. Presumably refers to 44.5 and another piece no longer together with these vestments. inscription [Cyrillic] s" [diacritical indicating hard sign] Handwritten in faded purple ink, inside lining, near hem. inscription 10362 Handwritten in faded purple ink, inside lining, front hem. inscription [voided inscription] In pencil, inside hem.
Credit line:
Gift of Dina Merrill Robertson, 1977