Saturday, August 15, 2015

Met Museum opens "Liturgical Textiles of the Post-Byzantine World"

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
Details of silk textile with seraphim and crosses, 17th century. 
NEW YORK---The recently opened exhibition "Liturgical Textiles of the Post-Byzantine World," at the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a selection of seldom-shown textiles from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century from the Museum's collections. These notable liturgical vestments communicate the continuing prestige of the Orthodox Church and its clergy in the centuries following the fifteenth-century fall of Byzantine Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: "Liturgical Textiles of the Post-Byzantine World," (Ends November 1, 2015); 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, NY; 212-535-7710; metmuseum.org