White stone

The white stone collection numbers over 2,000 units dating back from the XIV to the XVIII century, including entire décor elements (such as columns, capitals, etc.) and fragments (such as porches, portals and window cases) that altogether make up architectural complexes.

White stone décor elements of non-surviving XVII century

Moscowarchitecture monuments

Milestones in the History of Kolomenskoye exposition
at the Front Gate of the Tsar’s Courtyard in Kolomenskoye

White stone décor elements of non-surviving XVII century

Moscowarchitecture monuments

Masters. Russian Builders’ Art and Technique in XV-XIX Centuries exposition
at the Atrium Hall of the Depositary in Kolomenskoye

The ‘Lion Gate’ (called so because of pendant lions, two big elements of the complex) that was brought from the former village of Preobrazhenskoye laid the foundation for the entire white stone collection.

‘Lion Gate’ elements, XVII century

Milestones in the History of Kolomenskoye exposition
at the Front Gate of the Tsar’s Courtyard in Kolomenskoye

‘Lion Gate’ pendant element, XVII century

Masters. Russian Builders’ Art and Technique in XV-XIX Centuries exposition
at the Atrium Hall of the Depositary in Kolomenskoye

White stone décor elements of great monuments of Moscow architecture that were destroyed in the 1930s, namely Sukharevskaya Tower, the Red Gate, the Church of our Lady’s Glorification, the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh on Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street, the Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos in Kotelniki, the Church of St. Cosmas and Damian in Sadovniki, and the refectory of the Simonov Monastery, also make part of the museum stock.

SukharevskayaTowerdécor elements, XVII century

Milestones in the History of Kolomenskoye exposition
at the Front Gate of the Tsar’s Courtyard in Kolomenskoye

Key stone with an angel’s head, Red Gate, XVIII century

Masters. Russian Builders’ Art and Technique in XV-XIX Centuries exposition
at the Atrium Hall of the Depositary in Kolomenskoye

Carved elements of St. Nicholas Church ‘Great Cross’ take the majority of the collection: one can see the entire southern porch, portal, part of the western porch, cases and other white stone façade décor elements.

Décor elements of St. Nicholas Church ‘Great Cross’, XVII century

Milestones in the History of Kolomenskoye exposition
at the Front Gate of the Tsar’s Courtyard in Kolomenskoye

The museum has collected and preserved not only elements of architectural monuments carved décor but also white stone gravestones found close to the destroyed buildings. The tombstone of Simeon Polotsky, great poet and enlightener of the XVII century, with an engraved epitaph is the most notable among them. The monument consisting of two big stone plates was transported from the Zaikonospassky Monastery inMoscow.

The tombstone of Simeon Polotsky (the first part of the epitaph), Zaikonospassky Monastery, XVII century

Milestones in the History of Kolomenskoye exposition
at the Front Gate of the Tsar’s Courtyard in Kolomenskoye

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