The Rostov Miracle Workers, 18th century

The Rostov Miracle Workers, 18th century, painted in enamel on copper. Illustrated in Richard Hare, ‘The Art and Artists of Russia’.

Russian enamel was famous in Europe and reached a peak during the 18th century when most of the great Russian jewellers and workshops in Moscow and St Petersburg produced it. Such icons had groups of saints that commemorated important locations in Russia, such as Rostov Veliky, the place of the Abraham Monastery, one of Russia’s most ancient monasteries, and the Spaso-Yakolevsky Monastery, the shrine of St Dmitry of Rostov.

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