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Месяц: Февраль 2014


Urartian Bronze Votive Plaque

Urartian Bronze Votive Plaque, c. 8th-7th century BC Of hammered sheet bronze, probably depicting the storm god, Teisheba, enthroned wearing a long cloak and sun disc crown, holding three thunderbolts in his left hand, a bull seated beneath the throne, before him four worshipers, wearing fringed cloaks, hands raised in supplication, various items in the field including rayed sun, crescent […]


Илья Репин — Приезд царей Иоанна и Петра Алексеевичей на Семеновский потешный двор

Илья Репин — Приезд царей Иоанна и Петра Алексеевичей на Семеновский потешный двор в сопровождении свиты. 1900 г. Ilya Repin —  Arrival of the tsars Peter I and Ivan V


Андрей Боголюбский. (Убиение)

Murder of Andrei Bogolyubsky, a painting by Sergei Kirillov Сергей Кириллов —  Андрей Боголюбский. (Убиение). Летом 1174 против князя созрел заговор. Его участниками были люди из ближайшего княжеского окружения: бояре Кучковичи, жена князя, зять Кучковичей боярин Петр, княжий слуга Яким и ключник Амбал Ясин, осетин родом, всего 20 человек.Заговорщики собрались в доме боярина Петра 28 июня, в канун праздника святых […]


Jesters at the Court of Empress Anna Ioanovna of Russia

Valery Jacobi — Jesters at the Court of Empress Anna Ioanovna of Russia  (1872)  Here gathered in the bedroom of sick Empress Anna (lying in the bed):  Biron (sitting at the bedhead ), jesters trying to cheer up by playing leapfrog: they are M.A. Galitsyn (bending), N.F. Volkonsky who jumped upon Galitsyn; Apraksin ( sprawled on the floor ), Jester […]


Marie-Thérèse of France aged 17

Marie-Thérèse of France aged 17 by Heinrich Friedrich Früger, c. 1795 «In December 1795, seventeen-year-old Marie-Thérèse, the only surviving child of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, fled Paris’s notorious Temple Prison. Kept in solitary confinement after her parents’ brutal execution during the Terror, she had been unaware of the fate of her family, save the cries she heard of her […]


Princess Olga

Sergei Kirillov — Princess Olga (The Baptism). First part of the Holy Rus Trilogy. 1993 Olga of Kiev was a ruler of Kievan Rus’ as regent (945–c. 963) for her son, Svyatoslav. She was the first Rus’ ruler to convert to Christianity, either in 945 or in 957. The ceremonies of her formal reception in Constantinople were minutely described by Emperor […]