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Gold-thread embroidered and inscribed epitaphios

Despoineta1682

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Gold-thread embroidered and inscribed epitaphios bearing a representation of the Lament, dedicated to the Church of St George at Ankara. One of the most impressive examples of Post-Byzantine art made by the renowned embroideress Despoineta in Constantinople. 1682. 1.12x1.50 m. (ΓΕ 34604)

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  • Title: Gold-thread embroidered and inscribed epitaphios
  • Creator: Despoineta
  • Date Created: 1682
  • Location Created: Turkey
  • Physical Dimensions: w1500 x h1120 cm (complete)
  • More Info: Benaki Museum - Benaki Museum
  • Type: textile document
  • Rights: Benaki Museum
  • External Link: Benaki Museum

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