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Igoshev Valerii

The masters of silver icon settings (rizas) of 17th century for the iconostas from Transfiguration Cathedral in Monastery of Saint Euthymius and the peculiarities in their work


Igoshev Valerii (2015) "The masters of silver icon settings (rizas) of 17th century for the iconostas from Transfiguration Cathedral in Monastery of Saint Euthymius and the peculiarities in their work ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia V : Voprosi istorii i teorii hristianskogo iskusstva, 2015, vol. 19, pp. 81-101 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturV201519.81-101

Abstract

This article deal with not previously studied silver rizas of 17th century of fi ve-tier iconostasis from Transfiguration Cathedral in Monastery of Saint Euthymius in Suzdal. The typology, style of the rizas’ decoration, the technique and stylistic devices of the silver masters are analyzed by the author. Different details of these rizas are made in such techniques as stamping (basma), engraving, chasing. The conclusions are made out from the research about the fact that in artel there were riza silver masters from Moscow and Yaroslavl. The masters from Moscow were making rizas’ parts in basma technique. The masters from Yaroslavl were working in engraving and chasing techniques. The silver pieces of church utensils for the Eucharist embedded in Transfiguration Cathedral in Monastery of Saint Euthymius during its second sanctification in 1670 are remained in Vladimiro-Suzdal museum. It is proved that these silver objects for the Eucharist were made by Yaroslavl masters and they were working with the silver rizas for iconostasis at the same time. The attribution of the silver objects for the Eucharist helps to identify the completion of works for the five-tier iconostasis — the 1st of October 1670.

Keywords

Spaso-Evfimiyev monastery, Transfiguration Cathedral, iconostasis, salaries of icons, basma, engraving, stamping, church utensils, Yaroslavl silversmiths, Moscow silversmiths

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