Cathedral of the Assumption/ Dormition Cathedral--page 2 (of 2 pages)

Originally erected in 1158 to 1160; expanded 1189


A portal with decorative floral ribbing


Blind arcades terminating in mythical animals, real animals, and heads of males, females and grotesques


Portrait head?

The glamorous locks may suggest a portrait head

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Works Consulted or Quoted:
William Craft Brumfield. A History of Russian Architecture. Seattle: University of Washington P, 2004.
George Heard Hamilton. The Art and Architecture of Russia. New Haven: Yale UP, 1983.

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