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Altar Gospels, 1911

Moscow, P.I. Olovianishkov and Sons, Ltd., Master K.I. Konov
Marks :O.C (Olovianishkov and Sons) 84 (assay)
On the front cover, images of Christ with attendant figures and gathering of Russian orthodox saints; in filigree gilded silver frame with a silver filigree cross on the reverse.
Paper, velvet, silver, amethysts, gilding, filigree
6.2 x 19 x 15 cm

In late August 1911 Emperor Nicholas II arrived in Kiev. On 30 August he attended the dedication of a monument to his grandfather Emperor Alexander II. On the same day, Nicholas II visited the Kievo-Pechersakya Monastery where the monks presented him with these Gospels. These Gospels were then kept at the Alexander Palace.

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