GOLD AND SILVER

Treasures from the Kremlin

Icons

Arms and Armor


Chalice

Chalice


Gold, decorated in niello pattern of floral scrolls with large precious stones in raised, chased mounts. The rim carries a liturgical inscription and niello depictions of a three-figure Deesis and the cross of Golgotha. Below this are round medallions with the symbols of the Evangelists. An incised inscription in the heart-shaped panels on the base states that the chalice was manufactured in memory of Czar Fedor Ivanovich.
Presented by Czaritsa Irina Fedorovna to the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael in 1598


Censer

Censer


Gold, in the form of a single-cupolaed church with bulbous dome. Cubic shape with two rows of gables. Decorated with chased and niello foliate ornament and precious stones. The inscription on the base tells us that the censer was presented by Czar Mikhail Fedorovich to the Troitse-Sergiev Monastery in 1616.
Masters: Tretiak Pestrikov and Daniil Osopov.


Gospels

Gospels


Altar Gospels, printed with woodcuts and vignettes. Cover silver gilt, chased, with enamel medallions at the center and corners. The central medallion bears a depiction of the Descent into Hell, the corners the Evangelists with their symbols against architectural backgrounds.
Moscow, 1681;
Silver; chasing, painted enamel, gilding
Paper; woodcuts



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