Портрет царя Ивана Алексеевича

Ivan V Alexeevich

(27.8.1666 - 29.1.1696)

The middle son of Tsar Alexis Mikhailovich and his first wife Maria Ilyinichna Miloslavskaya.

Tsar (1682-1696)

The middle son of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich. Belonged to the family of Miloslavsky. Because of fragile health and features of political situation of the time he was crowned for reigning in 1682 together with his brother-in-law Peter (further Peter I, that time a ten-year boy) – who belonged to another powerful Boyar family of Naryshkin. Being the elder brother he was crowned with the Crown of Monomakh, the inheritable crown of Russian Tsars.

Шапка Алмазная

Diamond Crown

1680s. The Moscow Kremlin workshops.
Belonged to Tsar Ivan Alexeevichу.

One of the two crowns made in 80-s of the XVIIth century by Kremlin jewelers for Tsar Ivan Alekseevich and his brother-in-law Peter.

The decor of the crown is traditional for Russian jewelry of the late XVIIth century, a special point of which was active use of luxurious precious stones. On the  crown's top there is a precious crimson lal.

Алтабасная шапка

Altabas Crown

Moscow, Constantinople (?, the XVIIth century, plaques), Turkey (the XVIIth century, altabas - brocade interwoven with threads of silver (altabas) 1684. The Moscow Kremlin workshops.

In 1684, a crown of altabas was sewed for Tsar Ivan Alekseevich. Altabas is a precious cloth, similar to brocade. So the crown was named altabas.

It is the only royal crown executed of cloth. For the crown would not lose the shape, it had an inner frame of smooth silver archs.

The crown was adorned with golden plates enameled with bright colours and coloured with gems. Some of these plates were taken from the not survived Diamond Crown of Tsar Fyodor Alexeevich.

Трон двойной

Double throne

Russia, Moscow, 1682-1684. The Moscow Kremlin workshops.
Belonged to Tsars Ivan Alexeevich and Peter Alexeevich.

Gilded silver throne in Baroque style was executed in Kremlin Workshops in 80-s of the XVIIth century for two coregent brothers – Ivan Alekseevich and Peter Alekseevich. The throne's double construction associates with an architectural edifice. The throne's back houses a secret hiding-place for mentors of the young tsars who were too small for taking decisions in high politics. Necessary advice was given through a special window in the throne's back covered with red velvet.