THE TSARS AND THE EAST: GIFTS FROM IRAN AND TURKEY IN THE MOSCOW KREMLIN
EDITED BY ALEXEY KONSTANTINOVICH LEVYKIN
PUBLISHED BY THAMES AND HUDSON
PRICE: 32.00 [pounds sterling] HARDBACK
Published to accompany the Smithsonian Institution's major exhibition, this book features more than 60 exceptional objects that large embassies, diplomatic missions and trade delegations from Ottoman Turkey and Safavid Iran offered to the tsars of Russia. Ranging in date from the early 16th to the late 17th century, these lavish gifts and tributes include rarely seen arms and armour and jewelled ceremonial vessels and...