Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Russian Federation State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO State Tretyakov Gallery State Russian Museum
Born in the spirit. Baptism of Russia and the triumph of Christian faith
Under the Virgin Mother’s Protection
Patrons and instructors. Veneration of saints in Russia and Russian saints.
Light in the wilderness. Monasteries in Russia
The Earthly Kingdom and the Heavenly Kingdom
Holy objects in everyday life
Heaven on Earth. Inside a Russian Orthodox Church


Late 15th c.

251 leaves. Paper, ink, vermilion, tempera

31.5 x 21

Accession: 1761

From the mid-17th c. the manuscript belonged the Radziwiłł princes. It was bequeathed by Bogusław Radziwiłł to the Königsberg Library and bears that library’s stamp with its year of accession, 1671. In 1758 the Radziwiłł Chronicle was brought from Königsberg to St. Petersburg, by a special request of the Imperial Academy of Sciences, signed by Empress Elisabeth Petrovna

Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences

inv. ОС 34.5.30