The Gates of Kiev
- What:Free talks & tours
- Where:Meeting Point, Grand Entrance
GALLERY TALK: The magnificent silver Gates of Kiev were made in the 1770s for the icon screen of a monastery near Kiev.
Curator Heike Zech will discuss the background of the commission of these lavish gates by Empress Catherine the Great of Russia. Their style and imagery will be compared with other masterpieces of orthodox sacred silver from the period, including a silver-gilt gospel cover from Moscow currently on display in the V&A Sacred Silver Galleries.
13.00 - 13.45