segunda-feira, 7 de março de 2011

Icon of Saint Olga

Wedding photograph of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna (sister of Czar Nicholas II) and Colonel Nicholas Kulikovsky, November 1916, city of Kiev.
Icon of Saint Olga with silver-gilt and cloisonne enamel frame. A marriage gift to Grand Duchess Olga from her older sister Grand Duchess Ksenia (Xenia).
Painted on wooden panel after a fresco of Victor Vasnetsov in St. Vladimir Cathedral in Kiev.
8,9 x 7 cm (3 1/2 x 2 13/16 in.)
Saint Olga, also called Olga the Beauty, was the first Rus ruler to convert to Christianity, either in 945 or in 957. She ruled Kievan Rus between 945 and c.963.

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