Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ukraine's National Capital, Kyiv, Building New National And Private Museums To House Its Cultural Treasures, Some Of Which Are Now In Washington, D.C.

The Glory of Ukraine: Golden Treasures and Lost Civilizations at Meridian International Center, Washington, D.C., October 20, 2010 – January 16, 2011


Future Kyiv Arsenal Museum Complex

Future Kyiv Fortress Museum Complex

Temple Model 4200 - 4000 B.C.E.

Necklace (Hryvna)4th century B.C.E.

Mother of God Hodigitria,Village of Isaiah, Lviv Oblast, 1370 C.E.
Wood, tempera
30 1/2” x 24 1/4”

The Andrei Sheptitsky Lviv National Museum. [The Andrei Sheptitsky Lviv National Museum has recently moved into the ornate building of the former Polish Industrial Museum.]

One of the earliest surviving Ukrainian icons, Mother of God Hodigitria holds a revered place in Eastern Orthodox iconography and is one of the most frequently depicted iconographic types of the Virgin Mary.

Descent Into Hell, Yasenytsya, Lviv Region, late 16th century C.E.
Wood, tempera, silvering
44 7/8” x 31 1/2”

The Andrei Sheptitsky Lviv National Museum

One of the most significant scenes in Eastern Orthodox iconography, the Descent into Hell symbolizes the Resurrection, the feast of greatest importance in the Church.

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Blogger JMW said...

Now that is some good news, for what treasures they possess!

7:36 AM  

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