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Gallery Two:
Treasures of the Church

As you enter this gallery, notice the lavishly decorated chest with five spires, topped with a huge pink gemstone, called a tourmaline. This container was used as a tabernacle in the 17th century Russian Orthodox Church. At the far end of the gallery, you see a rectangular, gold and silver picture of the Madonna and child. This oklad, or cover, was made for the icon of the Tikhvin Mother of God, an icon believed to work miracles.
Featured item: Oklad (cover) for the Tikhvin Mother of God Icon

While browsing the actual gallery you also would find:


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