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Fathers of the Solovetsky Monastery and Their Sufferings
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Fathers of the Solovetsky Monastery and Their Sufferings


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Description This manuscript was made around 1800 by an often persecuted group of Russian Christians, the Old Believers. Because this group frequently had its books confiscated and was denied the use of printing presses, its members continued to write important books such as this one by hand. This text chronicles and illustrates the story of a group of monks at the Solovetsky Monastery who opposed Nikons controversial reforms and endured a siege for eight years (1668-1676) before they were finally betrayed. Most of the monks were killed, though some escaped, and many went to the Vyg region, where the author of this book, Simeon Denisov (1682-1741), was a leader in the Old Believer community.
Exhibitions
  • Living by the Book: Monks, Nuns, and Their Manuscripts. 2013.
Provenance Sam Fogg Rare Books and Manuscripts [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; The Walters Art Museum, 2005, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 2005

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Period
ca. 1800
Medium
ink and pigments on an array of different types of paper ranging from thin to very thick bound between wooden boards covered with varnished leather
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.916
Measurements
Folio H: 7 5/16 × W: 5 7/8 in. (18.5 × 15 cm)
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Not On View

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