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POIAS (ECCLESIASTICAL BELT) OR ORAR' (STOLE)

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POIAS (ECCLESIASTICAL BELT) OR ORAR' (STOLE)

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About this object

The ecclesiastical belt or stole is made of a thin strip of the fabric used for vestments worn by clergy participating in the Coronation of Nicholas II. The visible pattern depicts only stylized leaves and a series of three crowns. (A double-headed eagle is visible on other pieces. See related objects in Notes.) There is a ¾ inch-wide border of scrolling vine rinceau executed in laid and couched stitches with a red silk outline. Spaced evenly on the stole are three crowns, each surmounted by a cross. The cross is stitched with silver-wrapped threads that have retained an untarnished appearance. The lining is of white silk with an inner backing of burlap or linen.

Category:
costume, liturgical
Object name:
POIAS (ECCLESIASTICAL BELT) OR ORAR' (STOLE)
Made from:
Silk -- cotton -- linen -- gold-wrapped thread -- silver-wrapped thread
Made in:
RUSSIA: Moscow
Date made:
1896
Size:
104.1 x 11.4 cm (41 x 4 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
44.50
Class:
VESTMENT
Signature marks:
inscription III N I Handwritten in black ink on back lining at edge. It is on the end of the garment opposite the Hillwood accession number. inscription 16 Stamped in black on back lining. It is on the end of the garment opposite the Hillwood accession number. inscription 220 Handwritten in purple ink on back lining. inscription s/. 12561. (-I") [Cyrillic cap. I followed by hard sign] Written in black ink on reverse. It is on the end of the garment opposite the Hillwood accession number. inscription 703 Written in black, underlined twice, on back lining. It is on the end of the garment opposite the Hillwood accession number. inscription [Cyrillic?] 3/I Written in black ink on rear lining. It is on the end of the garment opposite the Hillwood accession number.
Credit line:
Gift of Madame Augusto Rosso, 1970