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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1927.271
Title
Embroidered chalice veil
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
textile
Date
19th century
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Turkey, Istanbul
Period
Ottoman period
Culture
Armenian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/215237
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Embroidery
Dimensions
89 x 92 cm (35 1/16 x 36 1/4 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Charles Bain Hoyt
Accession Year
1927
Object Number
1927.271
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
In addition to the yellow, green, and blue threads silver is used in the embroidery. The middle displays the lamb holding the cross or a column in a sun burst circle surrounded with twelve angles. An Armenian inscription written in a square format frames the middle section. There are crosses in the axes and cherubims in the corners. A double layer of ships and churches complete the decoration on the edges. There are several repairs and stains. Similar embroidered textiles are found in the treasures of the Armenian Orthodox Churches of Istanbul and are dated to the first half the 19th century.

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