Menu from the Tsar's Coronation.
Moscow, Levenson, 1896
It also features the ritual presentation of bread and salt by the people of Russia. As with the legendary Imperial ball of 1903 where all the guests wore 17th-century costumes, the emphasis was on referencing historical events, so that the Romanovs could stress their longevity and consolidate their rule in the present.
Lithograph with text in gilt (924 x 330 mm), signed in Cyrillic and dated lower left in plate; upper left corner slightly chipped.
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