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Russia!: The Majesty Of The Tsars


Publisher:Guggenheim Museum



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The Majesty of the Tsars: Treasures from the Kremlin is the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum's companion exhibition to the major show Russia! at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. This dazzling exhibition focuses on Russia in the 16th and 17th centuries, when the Russian Tsars still resided in Moscow and before the founding of St. Petersburg in the 18th century. It is divided into four sections: "The Royal Family," "The Royal Hunt and Warfare," "The Royal Feast," and "Power and Faith." The show will present rare and beautiful jewelry worn by Tsars, Tsarina's and Patriarchs, elaborate adornments for horses, a small but impressive selection of arms and armor, and iconostasis from the Annunciation Cathedral, the remarkable and highest quality silver serving pieces given to the Tsars by foreign dignitaries, Russian golden tableware and a small selection of portraits. Taken together, these fine and masterful objects will bring the spectacular world of imperial Russia to life.The Majesty of the Tsars includes a chronology of the imperial lineage during this period; an essay by Kremlin Curator Irina Bogronovnitskaya; individual entries by other Kremlin curators on the works; and an introduction to of each theme.

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