May 9, 2007

Ecclesiastical Embroidery (Epigonation)

Ecclesiastical Embroidery (Epigonation)


Embroidery; silk and metallic threads

Overall: 48.2 x 49 cm (19 x 19 5/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.1422



This ecclesiastical embroidery depicts Christ washing the feet of the 12 Disciples at the Last Supper. There is a Greek or old Slavonic inscription on the border, which is indecipherable. The heavy embroidery was done in gold, silver, and various silk threads.

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