Saturday, February 22, 2014

Masterpiece of the Week: A Mosaic of Nicholas I, Czar of Russia, 1828

Tsar Nicholas I
Glass Mosaic, c. 1828
Michelangelo Barberi
The Victoria & Albert Museum

Composed of glass tesserae, this bust portrait depicts Nicholas I, Czar of Russia in military uniform.  This mosaic was made in the traditional Italian style in Rome around 1828 by Michelangelo Barberi (1787-1867).  

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