Russian copper icons and crosses from the Kunz Collection

castings of faith

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press in Washington, D.C

Written in English
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StatementRichard Eighme Ahlborn and Vera Beaver-Bricken Espinola editors.
SeriesSmithsonian studies in history and technology -- no.51
ContributionsEspinola, Vera Beaver-Bricken., Ahlborn, Richard Eighme., Kunz, George Frederick., Smithsonian Institution.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21935507M
ISBN 101560980680
OCLC/WorldCa243711322

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This study of Old Russian metallic "traveling" icons features eight distinct discussions: Russia, (a general history); Russian Orthodox theology and icons, ; iconographic form and content in the Kunz collection; technology and conservation of metallic icons in the Kunz collection; icons in daily use (three commentaries); and Old Believers and the manufacturing of copper-alloy icons.

Russian Copper Icons and Crosses from the Kunz Collection: Castings of Faith Introduction and Acknowledgments Richard Eighme Ahlborn Inwhen George Kunz, agent for Tiffany and Company of New York, traveled to the annual fair in Nizhnii Novgorod, Russia, in search of gem stones and arts for his employer and.

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