Exhibition: Liturgical Textiles of the Post-Byzantine World

Met Museum - Liturgical Textiles of the Post-Byzantine World

Exhibition dates: 3 August – 1 November 2015

Seldom-shown textiles from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century from the Metropolitan Museum’s departments of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, Islamic Art, and European Sculpture and Decorative Arts demonstrate the longevity of imagery developed in the Byzantine era over a wide geographical range, from workshops in Georgia to Muscovy to Greece.

These rich and complex woven silks and gold-embroidered details of liturgical vestments communicate the continuing prestige of the Orthodox Church and its clergy in the centuries following the fall of Byzantine Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453.

And if you can’t make it to see the exhibition in New York, you can read an interesting, and well illustrated blog post about it here instead.

For more information, visit the website of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.

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