Kul’tura staroverov Vyga (Culture of the Old-Believers of Vyg)

1994. Sewn pb. This catalogue of works from private collections and five museums displays the rich culture of the Old Believers who fled to northwest Russia after the seventeenth-century schism. They illuminated manuscripts in their own scriptoria which became prized for characteristic lettering and graceful ornaments; they painted icons of a stark early Russian strength, and produced beautiful metalwork from local copper, valued highly by Peter the Great, who was enamored of usually superior Western European works of applied art. 120 pp., 8 1/4 x 11 3/8 ins., 49 b-&-w illus., 73 color, sewn pb., Rus. and ENGLISH. Item #3337
ISBN: 5881650050

Price: $53.00

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