Death of the Old

Welcome. In this gallery, you see a golden rectangular object of a robed figure in silver, covered with gold. This is the cover of the casket of Saint Dmitrii. The youngest son of Czar Ivan the Terrible, Dmitrii was the last heir of the Rurik dynasty. His death at the age of 9 in 1591 ushered in the Time of Troubles and a new and powerful dynasty called Romanov.

Featured item: Cover from the casket of St. Dmitrii, prince of Uglich

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