The Old Wild East of Renaissance Europe:
Text by Matthew Bennett
the Muscovite Conquest of Siberia
illustrated by Paul Hitchin
Figure 19 - Standards
A is the archangel Michael, B St. Paul, D St. George, and E Christ. C and F show the Orthodox cross, F with a stylised hill and instruments of the Passion. Colours are unknown, but if they were anything like the icons, which they closely resemble, they would be richly embroidered on bright backgrounds in 'realistic' colouring.
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