This Georgian liturgical cuff dates from 1648 CE and is called "epimanikia" in Greek. It is the liturgical vestment of the Eastern Orthodox Church and Eastern Catholic Churches. They are typically made of flax, silk fabric, gold and silk twine, and silk thread. This cuff depicts Mary (center), St. Nicholas (left), and St. John Chrysostom (right). One clearly notes the strong Byzantine artistic influence here. This specimen was made in Kartli, which is located in eastern Georgia. (Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi)
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