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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Tsar of All Russia. Holiness and Splendour of Power

1/F Thematic Galleries 1, 2 & Function Place
29 May 2021 – 29 August 2021

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Moscow Kremlin Museums
Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Moscow Kremlin Museums
Solely sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

The exhibition comprises 170 sets of exquisite court treasures, meticulously selected from the splendid collection of the Moscow Kremlin Museums to reveal the sovereign power in the period of the Tsar of All Russia.

The wide-ranging objects, including staffs, holy relics, harnesses, weapons, articles from foreign diplomats, ornaments of queens and toys of princes, illustrate the monarch's coronation ceremony, ceremonial departure, military power, diplomacy and royal life in Russia from the 16th to 18th centuries. Through a combination of church and imperial power, the political and cultural environment at that time created a successful monarchy.

Special Programmes for "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Tsar of All Russia. Holiness and Splendour of Power"

Audio Tour for "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Tsar of All Russia. Holiness and Splendour of Power"

Exhibit Highlights

Portrait of Tsar Mikhail Fyodorovich

Russia, mid 18th century
Unknown Artist
Oil on canvas
Collection of Moscow Kremlin Museums
Inv. no. Ж-1960

Portrait of Tsar Mikhail Fyodorovich

 

Pendant in the shape of an eagle

Pendant in the shape of an eagle

Russia, Moscow, Kremlin Workshops, late 17th century
Gold, precious stones, embossing, enamel
Collection of Moscow Kremlin Museums
Inv. no. МP-2456

 

Jug in the shape of a female bust

Germany, Augsburg, 1651 – 1654
Silversmith: Melchior I Gelb
Silver
Embossing, pouncing, casting, gilding
Collection of Moscow Kremlin Museums
Inv. no. MЗ-2005

Jug in the shape of a female bust

 

"Jericho Cap" Helmet

Turkey, late 16th – early 17th centuries
Wootz steel, silver, silk fabric and threads
Forging, embossing, carving, gold damascening
Collection of Moscow Kremlin Museums
Inv. no. Op-163

 

"The Worship of the Cross" Icon

Russia, Moscow, 1677 – 1678
Ivan Saltanov
Canvas, gesso, wood
Tempera, oil, coloured varnishes
Collection of Moscow Kremlin Museums
Inv. no. Ж-1714

 

Barmy of Tsar Mikhail Fyodorovich

Barmy of Tsar Mikhail Fyodorovich

Russia, Moscow, Kremlin Workshops, 1629 – 1645
Fabrics: Italy, 17th century
Satin, gold and silk threads
Weaving, embroidery
Collection of Moscow Kremlin Museums
Inv. no. TK-2858