Gallery Eight:
Symbols of Honor

Our next stop is straight ahead. Here is a dark green velvet cloak and hat. These were worn by a herald acting as master of ceremonies for the Order of St. Andrew the First Called. Membership in this royal order was the highest honor for men of the Russian Empire. In Europe, groups like this date back to the knights of the medieval crusades.

Featured item: Cross, Star and Chain of the Order of St. Andrew the First Called

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