HOLY RUSSIA

Born in the spirit. Baptism of Russia and the triumph of Christian faith

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52. RELIQUARY

Late 12th – early 13th c.

Germany

Silver; engraving

1.5 x 1.9

Accession: 1983

Two-line engraved inscription: Beatus Stefanus

Provenance: excavations in the Medieval Russian town Izyaslavl, Principality of Volhynia (now in Western Ukraine). Discovered in 1958 by the Volhynia expedition of the USSR Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Archeology, Leningrad Branch

State Hermitage

inv. ЭРА-34/293

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