Russian churches featured exterior and interior decoration in the forms of mosaics, frescoes, and carvings, often in brilliant colors. The Church of the Resurrection in Kostroma in the northern part of European Russia was built in the 1650s and demonstrates the exuberant decoration of the exterior characteristic of its period. However, in spite of the dramatic exterior, the church is noted primarily for its interior wall paintings.
(1) FABERGE eggs__ The 'Resurrection' Faberge Egg by Faberge ca 1887. Made of yellow gold, rock crystal, rose-cut diamonds, pearls, brilliant diamonds and various colored enamels. It is one of Faberge's masterpieces and the only one to reference the Easter story. It has been postulated the the 'Resurrection' egg is the missing surprise from the 'Renaissance' egg. The theory is supported by not bearing an inventory number.
Angel of the Resurrection ~ marble statue before the tomb of the Oneto family, sculpted by Giulio Monteverde, c.1882. Sometimes called the Monteverde angel. Cimitero monumentale di Staglieno, Genoa, Italy #cemetery #monument