Emboidered Palitsa

Palitsa

Date:

1918

Materials:

Velvet, Thread, Sequins and Cloth

Dimensions:

W 15.25 in x H 15.25 in

Accession Number:

29.2012

Credit Line:

Gift. Weeks, Joseph. 2012-06-04

Description

Embroidered palitsa/epigonation. On dark purple velvet background is embroidery in gold and silver thread depicting Resurrection of Christ. Christ, holding a flag, is shown above open tomb; on right is angel lifting the tomb's lid; on left is angel announcing the resurrection to a group of three myrrh-bearing women; around tomb are three soldiers, one with upraised sword. Around border of palitza is floral ornament in metallic thread with dark purple thread background. Gold metallic thread tassel is attached to bottom corner of palitsa. Shoulder strap attached at top.

Inscriptions & Markings

On reverse of palitza is handwritten inscription in black ink: Собственность на Архим. Амвросiй 1918 г. ("Property of Archimandrite Amvrosii, 1918")