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If you are interested in iconography this museum is a must. It has a beautiful range of icons, from Byzantium to Coptic to Novgorod and Crete, and they are all in extremely good condition. Many rare pieces are part of the exhibit, you will not...More
This sort of collection may not be to everyone's taste : a very special collection of wonderful works of art.
The rather clipped , but immaculate tones of the English video presentation was a very good introduction to the collection.
The exhibits are carefully displayed...More
This is an excellent collection of icons, mainly from the Russian and Greek orthodox churches. In addition there are mummy portraits from Egypt, the earliest from the first century AD. Overall the oldest items tend to be fairly standard depictions of Christ. As one goes...More
This house serves very special appetites. If your taste is different, its atmospere might smother you. No daylight, long aisles in dulled illumination, very few people, silence, an audible silence, creeping custodians, and not at least the ikons, severe, stern, often dark, showing motionless faces,...More