altar cloth

Reigious hanging cloth, painted, velvet, Rectangle of (originally) mauve-coloured velvet in the centre of which is an oval panel with a polychrome painting of Christ. The picture is surrounded by inscriptions in greek or Cyrillic script with an outer border of flowers, all painted. Edged with gold thread fringe and backed by purple buckram. Greek Orthodox (?)

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