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Phelonion, Mass vestment for the Orthodox liturgy
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Silk, glod and silver lamella; Lampas broché, lancé
Ottoman Empire, Istanbul or Bursa
An offset pattern of lancet ovals is structured against a red background. The ovals end in a stylised lily forming the transition to the next oval. The interior pattern of the lancet ovals consists of a scale-like network. The seams disturb the repeat pattern, revealing that the textile was reworked so that it could be shaped as part of this Mass vestment for the Orthodox liturgy.
"Phelonion, Mass vestment for the Orthodox liturgy" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;at;Mus21;43;en
MWNF Working Number: AT1 43