Name of Object:

Phelonion, Mass vestment for the Orthodox liturgy


Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art


16th century

Type of object:

Liturgical garment of Ottoman silk, silk, velvet, lampas, lance

Museum Inventory Number:

T 8048

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Silk, glod and silver lamella; Lampas broché, lancé

Period / Dynasty:



Ottoman Empire, Istanbul or Bursa


An offset pattern of lancet ovals is structured against a red background. The ovals end in a stylised lily forming the transition to the next oval. The interior pattern of the lancet ovals consists of a scale-like network. The seams disturb the repeat pattern, revealing that the textile was reworked so that it could be shaped as part of this Mass vestment for the Orthodox liturgy.

Citation of this web page:

 "Phelonion, Mass vestment for the Orthodox liturgy" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2019. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;at;Mus21;43;en&id=clothing_and_costume

MWNF Working Number: AT1 43

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