Jewelry in the liturgical decoration of the Old Russian church (Based on materials from excavations by N. E. Brandenburg in Staraya Ladoga in 1887) Cover Image
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Ювелирные украшения в литургическом убранстве древнерусской церкви (по материалам раскопок Н. Е. Бранденбурга в Старой Ладоге в 1887 г.)
Jewelry in the liturgical decoration of the Old Russian church (Based on materials from excavations by N. E. Brandenburg in Staraya Ladoga in 1887)

Author(s): Anna A. Peskova, Aleksandra Yu. Kononovich, Sergei S. Zozulia
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Ethnohistory, Middle Ages, 13th to 14th Centuries
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Staraya Ladoga; ancient Russian temple; chandelier; candlestick; precious decoration of the icon;

Summary/Abstract: It is the first full publication of the whole stock of finds from the ruins of the Church of the Savior in Staraya Ladoga (N. E. Brandenburg, 1886—1887), rare in composition and significance, which has been kept in the State Historical Museum for more than a hundred years. The finds were discovered on the floor under the collapsed arches in the central part of the temple, the construction of which dates back to the middle of the 12th — the first half of the 13th century, the estimated time of destruction is the 16th century. It included intact chandeliers and two candlesticks, as well as jewelry. The latter, as it was possible to establish, were elements of the precious decoration of the icon, which enhanced the sacred expressiveness of a especially revered icon, but also of the architectural space of the temple. An analysis of these materials showed that this ensemble of church decoration items was formed mainly in the 13th—14th centuries and remained there until the time of the collapse of the temple.

  • Issue Year: 2022
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 177-202
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Russian