Liturgical Cuff

Silk and metal thread embroidery on a foundation of silk satin and cotton plain weave | 17.1in | 16th century

Unknown Artist

The similar embroidered scenes on this cuff and on #10.168.1 show Christ standing at an altar as he administers the bread and wine of Communion to the assembled Apostles. Priests or bishops wore such epimanika when distributing Communion, thus imitat...
read more