Gospel Cover with filigree apron (the contribution of Prince Repnin to the Holy Trinity Monastery in 1695). Apron - silver, filigree, enamel on filigree.

Gospel Cover with filigree apron (the contribution of Prince Repnin to the Holy Trinity Monastery in 1695). Apron - silver, filigree, enamel on filigree.

Bible of Tzar Ivan The Terrible, a gift to the Cathedral of the Annunciation, the 16th century.Saphires, rubies, and turquoise were the favorite jewels of the Tzar. Highly believing in magic characters of these jewels he ordered to cover books with them and even apply them to his wounds.

Bible of Tzar Ivan The Terrible, a gift to the Cathedral of the Annunciation, the 16th century.Saphires, rubies, and turquoise were the favorite jewels of the Tzar. Highly believing in magic characters of these jewels he ordered to cover books with them and even apply them to his wounds.

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