SAINT MICHAEL OF CHERNIGOV

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Moscow 1899-1908, depicted half-length wearing a furlined cloak and a crown, and holding a sword and an eight-pointed cross, recently painted on an earlier panel; the icon encased in a repousse engraved and chased silver­gilt oklad. * Michael Vsevolodovich, Prince of Chernigov, martyred by the Tartars at the Golden Horde together with his attendant boyar Feodor in 1246 because he refused to comply with Tartar heathen ritual. Their bodies were brought to Chernigov and finally to Moscow where they were enshrined in the Archangel Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin in 1774.