Objects
Kalkan shield. Mid 17th century
Kalkan shield. Mid 17th century
Object type
Kalkan shield
Place of origin
Turkey, Istanbul
Date
Mid 17th century
Materials
Reed, wood, satin, velvet, silver threads, silver, nephrite, turquoise, gems, pearls, glass, braid
Technique
Braiding, embroidery, carving, chasing, inlay, gilding
Dimensions
Diameter: 57,0 cm
Object history note
Presented by D. Astafiev to Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich in 1653.
Publications
State Armoury Chamber, Spb, 2002
"Ratification of friendship …" Ambassadorial gifts to Russian Tsars. Catalogue of the exhibition. Moscow, 2005
The Armoury Chamber of Moscow Kremlin Museums. Album. Moscow, 2006
Museum number
Ор-171