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Religious Wall Tapestry - Russian Orthodox Church Picture: St. Basil's Cathedral
This is one of the religious tapestries with the view of the churches that we currently sell.
Dimensions of the tapestry: 20.8" x 31.6".
Material: Cotton; Extra Dense Fabric; Ready For Framing (Click here to see details)
; Brand New.
We can make this tapestry ready for hanging on a rod. Click here to see details.
The famous St. Basil's Cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible and built on the edge of Red Square between 1555 and 1561.
Legend has it that on completion of the church the Tsar ordered the architect, Postnik Yakovlev, to be blinded to prevent him from ever creating anything to rival its beauty again. (He did in fact go on to build another cathedral in Vladimir despite his ocular impediment!)
The cathedral was built to commemorate Ivan the Terrible's successful military campaign against the Tartar Mongols in 1552 in the besieged city of Kazan. Victory came on the feast day of the Intercession of the Virgin, so the Tsar chose to name his new church the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin on the Moat, after the moat that ran beside the Kremlin.
The church was given the nickname "St. Basil's" after the "holy fool" Basil the Blessed (1468-1552), who was hugely popular at that time with the Muscovites masses and even with Ivan the Terrible himself.
St. Basil's was built on the site of the earlier Trinity Cathedral, which at one point gave its name to the neighboring square.
Religious Wall Tapestry - Russian Orthodox Church: St. Basil's Cathedral
This tapestry will make your home look more unique.
Suitable for any home design. Great religious gift. Great addition to any religious tapestry collection.