Iconastasis, probably Cathedral of the Assumption, Smolensk, Russia



The current cathedral, of baroque design, was completed in 1772. One of the most notable views is inside the cathedral, the iconostasis that separates the altar from the nave area of the cathedral, which stands almost the height of the interior space. On it there are icons interspaced with intricate gold-covered wooden decorations including figures of cherubim and columns entwined with vine branches. The cathedral sustained enormous damage during the WWII fighting,


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Iconostasis, Uspensky Sobor

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Iconostases

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • 18th century

  • Baroque

Place of Creation
  • Smolensk, Smolensk Oblast, Russia

  • +54.7818+32.0401

  • Smolensk

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
Content License


Collections Featuring this Image
Architectural Lantern Slides of Russia (includes present-day Ukraine and Georgia)


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