Speltz, Alexander / Styles of ornament: exhibited in designs, and arranged in historical order, with descriptive text.
The Russian ornament, pp. -197
THE RUSSIAN ORNAMENT. ' 97 From a Gospel in the Cloister at Nowgorod (Dolmetsch). Plate 110. Fig. 1, and 4. Painted ornamentations from an Old Russian Psalter, in the Imperial Public Library at Moscow (Dolmetsch, Ornamentenschatz). 2. From a Psalter, in the library of the Holy Trinity, Moscow (Dolmetsch). 3. From a prayer-book, in the Miracle.Cloister at Moscow (Dolmetsch). ~. From a prayer—book, 15th century, in the Bjaloserski Cloister in Moscow (Dolmetsch). 6. Club in chased iron (Libonis). 7. Old Russian helmet (Libonis). 8. Chalice belonging to Antonius the Roman in the Cathedral of the Ascension, Moscow. Dates from 12th century (Libonis). 9. Krubok (beaker) belonging to Prince John III. (Libonis). io. Spoon belonging to Bishop Antonius, in Moscow, 12th century (Libonis). i i. Eagle devouring a cloud, made of Siberian gold, at present in the Museum of the Hermitage (Moscow). 12. Altar in Antschishat in Tiflis, 14th century (Gagarin). 13. Pew of the Czar in the Cathedral of the Ascension, Moscow. This church was built in the year 1475 by an Italian architect named Rid. Fioravanti, a fact which explains why Italbin Renaissance influence is so observable in the Ornament. 14. Details from the Figs. 12. Plate 111. (After E. Violet le Due, l'Art Russe) Fig. 1. Embroidery from a Russian shirt. 2, 4, and ~. Ornaments from throne of the Czar Alexis Mikailowitch. 3. Diadem in enamel-work, i 6 th century. 6. Mural painting after Gothic motif's. The custom of Tree.worship, transmitted from very remote periods, is here plainly discernible.
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