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book cover - Book cover of green silk velvet. Russian or Greek, 17th century.

Book cover of green silk velvet. Russian or Greek, 17th century.

  • Object:

    book cover

  • Place of origin:

    Russia
    Greece

  • Date:

    1600-1699

  • Materials and Techniques:

    green silk velvet repoussé

  • Museum number:

    78-1896

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

1 book cover ornamented with metal plates repoussé with various subjects which have left their impression on the velvet. In the centre of the front is the Crucifixion, and at the corners are the four Evangelists; on the back is a seated figure of Our Lord in glory, surrounded by cherubs; the corners contain half-length figures of David, Solomon (?), Jeremiah (?) and Isaiah.

Place of Origin

Russia
Greece

Date

1600-1699

Materials and Techniques

green silk velvet repoussé

Dimensions

Height: 360 mm, Length: 550 mm

Object history note

Purchased from Messrs J. Sasson & Co for £3 10s (RP/1896/86041)

Descriptive line

Book cover of green silk velvet. Russian or Greek, 17th century.

Collection

National Art Library

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