The Old Wild East of Renaissance Europe:
the Muscovite Conquest of Siberia

Text by Matthew Bennett
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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