Antique Dolls
Although dolls made of wood, terracotta, cloth and ivory have been preserved since ancient times of Greece and Rome, for most collectors the history of dolls begins in the XVIII…

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Antique edged weapons
In the Middle Ages, cold steel had a symbolic meaning, which was reflected both in official documents and in literature and visual arts. There were many types of edged weapons.…

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The oldest collection of the museum

Archeology (more than 35 thousand units. Hr.), The oldest collection of the museum. The leading archaeologist of the country V.A. Gorodtsov called the archaeological collection “the pride and decoration of the city.” A large contribution to its formation was made by A.S. Yelenev, A.V. Adrianov, N.K. Auerbach, R.V. Nikolaev, N.V. Nashchokin, N.I. Drozdov, N.P. Makarov, V.I. Privalikhin.
By the end of the nineteenth century. archaeological monuments of all ages (from the Paleolithic to the Middle Ages) were discovered in the Yenisey region. Among the most valuable complexes are Ishimsky, Kosogolsky, Novopyatnitsky and others. Continue reading

Gothic

Gothic style is an artistic style, which was the final stage in the development of the Middle Ages of art of the countries of Western, Central and partially Eastern Europe (between the mid 12th and 16th centuries). The term “Gothic” was introduced into the Renaissance as a derogatory designation of all medieval art, which was considered “barbaric”. From the beginning of the 19th century, when the term Romanesque was adopted for art, the chronological framework of the Gothic style was limited, the early, mature (high) and late phases were identified. Continue reading

Antique firearms

The first primitive firearm existed in the 12th century, but only in the 17th century did guns and cannons become the main weapon on the battlefield. The French invention of the flintlock made firearms more reliable. After that, all states sought to standardize the firearms of their armies, increase their rate of fire and make an uninterrupted supply of ammunition. Continue reading

Vintage fans
Fans appeared in the East at least 2000 years ago. Initially, the leaves of plants served as fans, the shape of which was later assumed by artificial fans. Their appearance…

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Near Sevastopol, archaeologists have found "Scythian gold"
Numerous gold and silver ornaments were found during the excavations of the unique necropolis of the late Roman time. Numerous gold and silver ornaments were found during the excavations of…

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Moonlight painting
The Arkhip Kuindzhi exhibition opened in the Tretyakov Gallery, bringing together more than 180 works by the artist and presenting his work from a new perspective - as a forerunner…

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