Georgian Liturgical Cuff with Jesus and Saints

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James Blake Wiener
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This Georgian liturgical cuff dates from 1648 CE and is called "epimanikia" in Greek. It is the liturgical vestments 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 Jesus Christ (center), St. Basil (left), and St. John the Baptist (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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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, December 18). Georgian Liturgical Cuff with Jesus and Saints. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7764/georgian-liturgical-cuff-with-jesus-and-saints/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Georgian Liturgical Cuff with Jesus and Saints." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 18, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7764/georgian-liturgical-cuff-with-jesus-and-saints/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Georgian Liturgical Cuff with Jesus and Saints." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Dec 2017. Web. 21 Jun 2021.