Description A miter is a headdress worn by bishops during the liturgy. The inscription on this one states that it was made in 1724 by Abraham of Caesarea (present-day Kayseri, Turkey) and presented to the Monastery of the Virgin Mary near Ankara by the city's Armenian bishop Moses. The depictions of Christ's Resurrection on one side and the Coronation of the Virgin on the other were inspired by western European prints.
- Religious Art of the Western World. Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas. 1958.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] Յշտակէ Անկիւրցի Մովսէս եպսկպսին / ի դուռն Ս(ուր)բ Ա(ստուա)ծածնի վանիցս ի Գալատիա / թուականիս մերում Հայոց ՌՃՀԳ / յիշեցէք զգործօղ Կեսարացի Աբրահամն; [Translation] In memory of Bishop Moses of Angora [this] is presented to the Monastery of the Holy Mother of God in Galatia in the year of our [era] of the Armenians 1173 [AD 1724]. Remember him who made [this], Abraham from Caesarea.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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