European cold edged weapon of the 10th-20th centuries
Let us present a virtual exhibition "European Cold Edged Weapon of the 10th-20th Centuries", based on the catalogue of the same name by V.R. Novoselov.
A collection of the European cold edged weapon of the Moscow Kremlin Museums consists of several historically formed groups. Forming of each of them was determined by a number of factors, connected to the development of the Russian statehood and court ceremonial, rearmament of the Russian army with the new samples of the edged weapon at different periods of history, as well as changes not only in the arms art but also in fashion, everyday life of the nobility and general orientation of the court culture on one or another sample, dominating in Europe. A special value of the collection is conditioned by its palace origin, a direct link between the art pieces and prominent people, who had a great influence on the course of national history. Practically, it reflects more than a century and a half life of the Russian tsar and imperial court: from the first steps towards Europe in the middle-second half of the 17th century by Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich, father of Emperor Peter I, till the final forming of the Imperial Ryust-Kamera content during the rule of Emperor Alexander I at the beginning of the 19th century.