Title: Pilgrim Treasures from the Hermitage: Byzantium-Jerusalem
Author: Mikhail Piotrovsky, Ernst Veen, Yuri Piatnitsky, Vera Zalesskaya, Vincent Boele
Description: Book is lightly bumped at extremities. Pages are free of marks, binding is sound.
Includes multiple essays, a bibliography, and a catalogue of the items in the collection. Color photographs throughout.
"Highlights from the splendid collection of pilgrims' souvenirs in the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg: oil lamps and bronze crosses from the Early Byzantine Period (4th to 7th centuries), icons and reliquaries from the 10th to the 13th centuries, and pilgrims' souvenirs in mother-of-pearl and fish-bone icons from the 18th and 19th centuries.
"The flow of Russian pilgrims first to Byzantium and then to the Holy Land created a living link, preserving spiritual and material memories of Byzantium. Returning to Russia, pilgrims too back remarkable works of art, including late Palestinian icons, holy reliquaries," etc.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Lund Humphries
Place: Aldershot, UK
Size: 7 x 9.75 inches.
Pages: 128 pages.
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