Sakrale skatter fra Kreml-museene i Moskva
Principal Editor: Dr. A.K. Levykin
124 pages. Norwegian and English text
Price: NOK 198
The exhibition presents a selection of sacred Russian art, limited to works from the period between 1300 and the end of the 1800s, with an emphasis on the Middle Ages. The catalogue is divided into three thematic areas and contains introductory articles and an overview of objects accompanied by more detailed descriptions. The first and largest section presents icons made of different materials and with a variety of motifs and, in addition to the icons themselves, includes gilded covers adorned with gems. The second part of the exhibition displays church accoutrements: richly ornamented ritual, liturgical objects in precious metals. The final section presents sacred textiles, including stunning clerical, liturgical garments as well as linens and fabrics of costly materials for use in observing various religious events.