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Object ID Number SAM 1934.2
Object Name Cover, Drinking Vessel
Title Pokrovets (Chalice Cover)
Date 19th c.
Culture Russian
Credit line Gift of Miss Grace Palmer
Exhibit Label This Russian chalice cover, or pokrovets, uses gold and silver threads to create embroidered designs on rich velvet lined with silk. This item would be used during the Eucharist, a Christian ceremony representing the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, to cover a chalice of wine representing the blood of Christ. The high quality materials show not only the versatility of craftsmanship in embroidery, but the cultural and ceremonial importance of the piece in context.
Medium Velvet/Cloth/Metal Thread/Thread/Wire/Sequin
Length (in) 20.5
Width (in) 21
Currently on view No
Subjects Chalice Cover
Velvet
Embroidery
Metal Thread
Religious Item