The Art of Holy Russia
Paperback 336pp Illustrated 275x215mm
9780718829001   Product Code: 20910
This catalogue accompanied a touring exhibition of 96 works of medieval Russian art from the State Russian Museum in St Petersburg. Predominantly painted or carved icons, but also including religious textiles and metalwork, these are objects of ritual art, created for private or public devotion. After six essays on themes including the nature of the icon and the liturgy of Russian Orthodoxy, each work is illustrated and accompanied by a substantial commentary.