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St Romanos the Melodist. 1903

Nemirov-Kolodkin Factory, Moscow
Embossed, gilded and chased silver, wood, paint and fabric
31,3 х 27,0

State Russian Museum

Пост.: 1957 из Центрального хранилища музейного фонда (г. Пушкин)


St Romanos the Melodist is a patron saint of the House of Romanov. On the back of the icon, there is a silver plate with an engraved inscription: "To His Imperial Majesty Sovereign Emperor Nicholas Alexadrovich in remembrance of the consecration of the royal tomb of his illustrious parents in the Novospassky Monastery. The abbot and the brothers." This Moscow monastery was the resting place of the Romanovs. It is where the founder of the dynasty, Roman Yuryevich Zakharyin (died 1543), was buried. The silver frame is decorated with a chased floral pattern of intertwined branches with leaves and flowers that is reminiscent of patterns of the so-called "Naryshkin baroque" of the late 17th century.

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