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The following is an audio-visual supplement to the exhibit “Blood and Soul: The Russian Revolutions of 1917”, featuring audio commentary by exhibit co-curator the V. Rev. John J. Perich (the Metropolitan Museum of the Orthodox Church in America) and photographs by Alice Bampton (Communications & Marketing Program Manager, Falvey Memorial Library), recorded and edited by Stephen Spatz (Assistant Outreach & Research Support Librarian, Falvey Memorial Library). On this page you can browse through a selection of photographs of objects from the exhibit, and then click on any photo to see a close view of the object and hear audio commentary from Fr. John. Enjoy!



Antique Samovar Tray in the Shape of a Key

Antique Samovar Tray in the Shape of a Key

Russian Balalaika Player and Dancer, Lomonosov Porcelain

Russian Balalaika Player and Dancer, Lomonosov Porcelain

Set of Household Icons

Set of Household Icons

Brass Tea Box with picture of 'Chai E Pitiye'

Brass Tea Box with picture of 'Chai E Pitiye'

Hand-Painted Peasant Farmer Plaque, early Soviet period

Hand-Painted Peasant Farmer Plaque, early Soviet period

Soviet Cloth Pot-Holder

Soviet Cloth Pot-Holder

Imperial Bond For Moscow, 1908

Imperial Bond For Moscow, 1908

Relics of the Imperial Family

Relics of the Imperial Family

Oil Painting of Czar Nicholas II

Oil Painting of Czar Nicholas II

Icon of St. Grand Duchess Elizabeth

Icon of St. Grand Duchess Elizabeth

Icon of St. Benjamin Metropolitan of Petrograd

Icon of St. Benjamin Metropolitan of Petrograd

Rostov Enamels

Rostov Enamels

Carved Wooden Doctor Figurine

Carved Wooden Doctor Figurine

Velvet Hat

Velvet Hat

Bust Relief of Lenin, Plaster of Paris

Bust Relief of Lenin, Plaster of Paris

Soviet Postcards of Lenin

Soviet Postcards of Lenin

Soviet Military Patches

Soviet Military Patches

Soviet Medals

Soviet Medals

Copper Relief of Donskoy Cossack

Copper Relief of Donskoy Cossack

Soviet Ruble Coins

Soviet Ruble Coins

Soviet 5-Ruble Coin - 'Uspensky Sobor'

Soviet 5-Ruble Coin - 'Uspensky Sobor'

Soviet 5-Ruble Coin - 'Uspensky Sobor'

Soviet Commemorative Coin, U.S.S.R. 1945-1975

Tikhiy Don' by Mikhail Sholokhov, First Soviet Printing, 1945

'Tikhiy Don' by Mikhail Sholokhov, First Soviet Printing, 1945

Soviet Caricature Lacquer Boxes

Soviet Caricature Lacquer Boxes

Soviet Lacquer Boxes

Soviet Lacquer Boxes

Soviet Lacquered Box, Painted image of coup against Yeltsin

Soviet Lacquered Box, Painted image of coup against Yeltsin

Soviet Lacquered Box, Poster

Soviet Lacquered Box, Poster

Soviet Tea Containers With Artwork

Soviet Tea Containers With Artwork

Soviet Cups and Saucers

Soviet Cups and Saucers

Soviet Enamel Salt Bowl, Silver Gilded

Soviet Enamel Salt Bowl, Silver Gilded

Soviet Etched Tray With Birds, silver c. 1930s

Soviet Etched Tray With Birds, silver c. 1930s

Soviet Lemon Forks

Soviet Lemon Forks

Soviet Sterling Silver Rumki With Enamel, 1920s

Soviet Sterling Silver Rumki With Enamel, 1920s

Sterling Silver Niello

Sterling Silver Niello

The Red Wagon

The Red Wagon

St. Basil's Cathedral Lacquered Box

St. Basil's Cathedral Lacquered Box

Soviet Stamps, Proof Set of Bilibin Fairytale

Soviet Stamps, Proof Set of Bilibin Fairytale

Silver Makeup Kit

Silver Makeup Kit

Porcelain Vases

Porcelain Vases

Painted Tile of Christ the Savior Cathedral

Painted Tile of Christ the Savior Cathedral

Lomonosov Porcelain of the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, St. Petersburg (Petrograd) 1917

Lomonosov Porcelain of the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, St. Petersburg (Petrograd) 1917

Faberge Cup and Saucer

Fabergé Cup and Saucer

Lomonosov Egg

Lomonosov Egg

Imperial Etched Glass Crystal Eggs

Imperial Etched Glass Crystal Eggs

Cloisonne Urn, c.1890s

Cloisonné Urn, c.1890s

Double Eagle Stemware

Double Eagle Stemware

Russian Enamel Cup

Russian Enamel Cup

Antique Family Locket

Antique Family Locket

Imperial Miniature Frame

Imperial Miniature Frame

Nicholas II Coronation Commemorative Cup, 1896

Nicholas II Coronation Commemorative Cup, 1896

Imperial Russian Kopeck Coin

Imperial Russian Kopeck Coin

Russian Ruble of Nicholas II, 1898

Russian Ruble of Nicholas II, 1898

Russian Imperial Paper Money

Russian Imperial Paper Money

Gold Imperial Russian Coins, 1915

Gold Imperial Russian Coins, 1915

Imperial Pocket Calendar, 1917

Imperial Pocket Calendar, 1917

Imperial Russian Prints

Imperial Russian Prints

Faberge Decorative Tree with Book

Fabergé Decorative Tree with Book

Faberge Letter Opener Handle

Fabergé Letter Opener Handle

Faberge Enamel Egg, 'Spring Basket of Flowers'

Fabergé Enamel Egg, 'Spring Basket of Flowers'

Faberge Barrel Cup

Fabergé Barrel Cup

Faberge Hand Blessing Cross

Fabergé Hand Blessing Cross

Tri-Centenary Romanov Dynasty Cross

Tri-Centenary Romanov Dynasty Cross

Sterling Silver Compote Spoons, c.1890s

Sterling Silver Compote Spoons, c.1890s

Imperial Russian Fabergé Swan Egg

Imperial Russian Fabergé Swan Egg

Imperial Russian Sterling Silver Egg

Imperial Russian Sterling Silver Egg

Imperial Russian Sterling Silver Rumki

Imperial Russian Sterling Silver Rumki

Sterling Silver Egg with Stand

Sterling Silver Egg with Stand

Imperial Shaded Enamel Kovsch with Griffin Pattern

Imperial Shaded Enamel Kovsch with Griffin Pattern

Russian Jewish Sterling Kaddish Cup

Russian Jewish Sterling Kaddish Cup

Sterling Silver Filigree Compote with Spoon

Sterling Silver Filigree Compote with Spoon

Imperial Kovsch with Carnelian

Imperial Kovsch with Carnelian

Imperial Enamel Tea Glass Holder

Imperial Enamel Tea Glass Holder

Imperial Champlevé Enamel Frame

Imperial Champlevé Enamel Frame

Imperial Russian Ink Blotter

Imperial Russian Ink Blotter

Imperial Award Star

Imperial Award Star

Nicholas II Medal, Cross with Burst

Nicholas II Medal, Cross with Burst

Russian Imperial Awards

Russian Imperial Awards

Imperial Russian Silver Spoon

Imperial Russian Silver Spoon

Imperial Sterling Silver Household Cup

Imperial Sterling Silver Household Cup

Fabergé Dacha Frame

Fabergé Dacha Frame

Fabergé Icon of the Mother of God

Fabergé Icon of the Mother of God

Feodorovskaya Icon of the Mother of God

Feodorovskaya Icon of the Mother of God

Icon of the Bellavin Family, Virgin of Smolensk

Icon of the Bellavin Family, Virgin of Smolensk

Relics of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth

Relics of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth

Antique Hand Blessing Cross

Antique Hand Blessing Cross

Dikiri and Trikiri Hand Candle Holders

Dikiri and Trikiri Hand Candle Holders

Hand-Carved Wooden Monastic Cross

Hand-Carved Wooden Monastic Cross

Metropolitan Platon's Panagia

Metropolitan Platon's Panagia

Antler Bone Cutlery Pieces

Antler Bone Cutlery Pieces

Demitasse Imperial Spoons

Demitasse Imperial Spoons

Nicholas and Alexandra Cup and Saucer

Nicholas and Alexandra Cup and Saucer

Russian Enamel Dish

Russian Enamel Dish

Imperial Porcelain Egg

Imperial Porcelain Egg

Award Medal, Polish Orthodox Church

Award Medal, Polish Orthodox Church

Fabergé Dacha Frame with Icon of St. Theodosus of Chernigov

Fabergé Dacha Frame with Icon of St. Theodosus of Chernigov

Old Slavonic Book of Psalms

Old Slavonic Book of Psalms

Hand-Carved Wooden Old Believer Cross

Hand-Carved Wooden Old Believer Cross

Icons of St. Alexander Hotovitsky and St. John Kochurov

Icons of St. Alexander Hotovitsky and St. John Kochurov

Icon of St. Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev

Icon of St. Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev

Russian Orthodox Epitrachelion

Russian Orthodox Epitrachelion

Old Believers Brass Icon

Old Believers Brass Icon

Canonization Book of St. Seraphim of Sarov, 1903

Canonization Book of St. Seraphim of Sarov, 1903

Epitrachelion of Seraphim of Sarov

Epitrachelion of Seraphim of Sarov

Rare Book - 'Kiev and Its Saints'

Rare Book - 'Kiev and Its Saints'

St. Patriarch Tikhon's Mosaic Panagia

St. Patriarch Tikhon's Mosaic Panagia

Enamel Lampada

Enamel Lampada

Aer of Alexander Hotovitzky

Aër of Alexander Hotovitzky

Military Regimental Banner

Military Regimental Banner

Antique Russian Orthodox Sick Call Set

Antique Russian Orthodox Sick Call Set

Army Canteen For Holy Chrism

Army Canteen For Holy Chrism

Magnifying Glass

Magnifying Glass

'Molitvoslov' Prayer Book

'Molitvoslov' Prayer Book

Priest Vestments Cuff of St. Nicholas

Priest Vestments Cuff of St. Nicholas

Cast Iron Toy Soldiers

Cast Iron Toy Soldiers

Imperial Guard Ceremonial Sword

Imperial Guard Ceremonial Sword

Imperial Kindjal Sword

Imperial Kindjal Sword

Imperial Uniform Epaulets

Imperial Uniform Epaulets

Painting of Kremlin with Face of Christ

Painting of Kremlin with Face of Christ