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Woven silk

  • Place of origin:

    Greece (probably, made)
    Turkey (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    woven silk with silver brocade

  • Museum number:

    T.143-1958

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

light blue woven silk with red detailing and silver brocade. It is a 'Polystavrion' (multiple-cross) and design, depicting Greek crosses held within scrolling borders surrounded by Seraphim (six-winged angels). Stitched to a cotton backing.

Place of Origin

Greece (probably, made)
Turkey (possibly, made)

Date

18th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

woven silk with silver brocade

Marks and inscriptions

ICXC
IHCΟΥC ΧΡΙCTOC
Jesus Christ
Typical Greek Orthodox monogram

NIKA
Conquers

Descriptive line

ecclesiastical fabric of blue woven silk with red detailing and metal thread embroidery, 1700s, Ottoman Greek

Materials

Silk; Silver

Techniques

Weaving; Embroidering; Brocading

Subjects depicted

Seraphim; Greek cross

Categories

Ceremonial objects; Christianity; Ecclesiastical textiles; Religion

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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