18 février 2017

A Very Rare Medieval Cross Pendant, Russian, circa 1550

A Very Rare Medieval Cross Pendant, Russian, circa 1550. Image courtesy Romanov Russia. This large gilded silver and enamel eight pointed cross pendant is from the reign of Czar Ivan the Terrible (1530-1584). The cross is covered with a thick layer of gold and embellished with green and blue enamel in Byzantine tradition. Size – 62 x 40 mm ( 2 7/16 x 1 5/8 in.). Weight – 27,4 g. Price: $7,900 Russian Orthodox cross is traditionally eight pointed as opposed to the four pointed Western cross. The two additional bars... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2012

Exhibition in Dresden presents treasures of the Kremlin from Ivan the Terrible to Peter the Great

DRESDEN.- The Residenzschloss (Royal Palace) in Dresden is home to two world-class museums, the Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault) and the Kupferstich-Kabinett (Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs), while the Rüstkammer (Armoury), one of the most important collections of its kind, also has a significant presence here, with its Türckische Cammer (Turkish Chamber). Before the Rüstkammer opens the outstanding new presentation of another part of its collection here in the Riesensaal (Giants Hall) on 18 February 2013, the... [Lire la suite]