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Long-Awaited Exhibition Holy Russia Opens in Moscow
26.05.2011 11:14
Long-Awaited Exhibition Holy Russia Opens in Moscow

After a successful display in Louvre in 2010 art masterpieces of ancient and medieval Russia will be for the first time exhibited on such a large scale in Moscow.
      The exhibition Holy Russia, which opens in the State Tretyakov Gallery on May, 26th, presents about 450 works of Russian art of the 10th-19th centuries from 25 national museums, libraries and archives.
      Birch-bark manuscripts and the first books, expensive folding icons, wonder-working icons, church utensils, priests attires and even the grandiose 13th century Gold Gate from the Cathedral of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in Suzdal, portraits of tsars, and jewelry, as well as one rare exhibit from Louvre. It is a shoulder decoration (armilla) with the picture of Resurrection Descent into Hell, which was part of ceremonial dress of Prince Andrey Bogolyubsky.
      The exhibition will run till August, 14th.
      Official website of Holy Russia exposition:
Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Exhibitions in Moscow Russian Icons Icon Painting Tretyakov Gallery  

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