About the Image:

Epitrachelia are liturgical stoles worn only by priests and bishops. This one was specially made for a metropolitan of Cyzicus in Asia Minor. Rather than with the more usual images of saints (cf. Walters 83.315), it is embroidered with illustrations of the 24 strophes of the Akathist, a hymn in praise of the Virgin Mary. The beginning of each strophe is inscribed under the respective scene. source

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