SOUTH WALL ICONOSTASIS

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View onto the Tsar’s Prayer Place (the Monomach’s Throne) and the south wall iconostasisThe icons along south and north walls are placed in iconostases executed from gilded embossed brass. The Assumption Cathedral warden M.A. Morozov endowed those iconostases. They were remade by the firm of I.P. Khlebnikov in 1913-1914 during large-scale restoration works in the cathedral. They replaced wooden carved iconostases which had been housed there from 1854. Eastern part of the south iconostasis and the showcases display the most ancient icons originated from old art centers of the Old Russia – lands of Novgorod and Vladimir – Suzdal. They they were being gathered in the Assumption Cathedral in the 15th-16th centuries as the most venerated relics. Central and western parts of the iconostasis mainly present icons specially painted for the Assumption Cathedral.