A silver tray of the XX century appeared in the St. Isaac's Cathedral

28 July 2020

“During the pandemic, the staff of St. Isaac's Cathedral had been carrying out a collective work, thanks to which several new artifacts got into the museum's fund”, said Yuri Mudretsov, the director of the museum.

Among the new items were graphic portraits of Alexander II and Catherine the Great, a silver teapot of the house of Romanov and other unique findings. However, especially important among all this is a silver tray in the art-nouveau style with an engraved image of St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Savior on the Spilled Blood.

"Almost with a hundred percent probability, this is an authentic object that belonged to the St. Isaac's Cathedral. This is the fourth artistic silver tray that we have purchased for our funds," said Yulia Ushkova, the head of the Department of accounting for the museum's funds.

Usually such trays were used for the carrying of phosphors, the removal of the cross to the priest. The expert also explains that the found exhibit was purchased from the descendants of the Bishop who served in the St. Isaac's in the 20s of the last century.

All new items will be added to the exhibition "Search and find" in the Vestry of the Museum-monument «the Savior on the Spilled Blood ".