Gallery Four:
Royal Parades and Ceremonial Arms

Your next stop is a horse bedecked with royal finery. Horses on parade were linked with clanking chains of enormous loops of silver. Whenever a czar left the Kremlin for a military campaign, pilgrimage or hunting expedition, he traveled in a ceremonial procession that numbered in the thousands. Now take a look at the ceremonial weapons.You see the saadak, which was carried by the czar and his nobles, not for defending themselves, but to embody royal power and tradition.

Featured item: Quiver and Bow Case: Saadak

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