Tretyakov Gallery to Display Byzantine Masterpieces

PHOTO by The State Tretyakov Gallery

The new exhibition “Masterpieces of Byzantium,” which will feature Byzantine artwork from the tenth to 15th centuries brought to Moscow from Greek museums and private collections, will open in the Tretyakov State Gallery on Feb. 8, according to the gallery’s press service.

The oldest piece in the exhibition is a silver processional cross from the end of the 10th century depicting Christ, the Virgin Mary and various saints.

There will also be icons from the 12th to 15th centuries and a censer depicting the martyrs Theodore and Demetrius, as well as an embroidered cover for the Blessed Sacrament.

The exhibition is part of the Year of Greece in Russia.