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Petrovsky Gate of Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter's Gate was built in 1708 according to the original project of the Italian architect and engineer of Swiss origin Domenico Trezzini. A special beauty to this unique structure is given by a carved wooden panel created by sculptor and carving master Konrad Osner. The panel is a symbol of the glorious victory of the Russian army in the Great Northern War (1700—1721), at the end of which, according to history, the Russian Empire began to emerge.

Since 1720, the arch of the Petrovsky Gate has been crowned with a Russian coat of arms in the form of a double-headed eagle, made of lead by the sculptor Francois Vassou. A year later, the coat of arms, whose weight exceeds one and a half tons, was painted and gilded by masters of art Alexander Zakharov and Ivan Uvarov.

Unfortunately, some elements of the sculptural decoration of the Petrovsky Gate have not survived to this day. We are talking about several statues, among which was the figure of the Apostle Peter.

Peter's Gate was built in 1708 according to the original project of the Italian architect and engineer of Swiss origin Domenico Trezzini. A special beauty to this unique structure is given by a carved wooden panel created by sculptor and carving master Konrad Osner. The panel is a symbol of the glorious victory of the Russian army in the Great Northern War (1700—1721), at the end of which, according to history, the Russian Empire began to emerge.

Since 1720, the arch of the Petrovsky Gate has been crowned with a Russian coat of arms in the form of a double-headed eagle, made of lead by the sculptor Francois Vassou. A year later, the coat of arms, whose weight exceeds one and a half tons, was painted and gilded by masters of art Alexander Zakharov and Ivan Uvarov.

Unfortunately, some elements of the sculptural decoration of the Petrovsky Gate have not survived to this day. We are talking about several statues, among which was the figure of the Apostle Peter.

Peter's Gate was built in 1708 according to the original project of the Italian architect and engineer of Swiss origin Domenico Trezzini. A special beauty to this unique structure is given by a carved wooden panel created by sculptor and carving master Konrad Osner. The panel is a symbol of the glorious victory of the Russian army in the Great Northern War (1700—1721), at the end of which, according to history, the Russian Empire began to emerge.

Since 1720, the arch of the Petrovsky Gate has been crowned with a Russian coat of arms in the form of a double-headed eagle, made of lead by the sculptor Francois Vassou. A year later, the coat of arms, whose weight exceeds one and a half tons, was painted and gilded by masters of art Alexander Zakharov and Ivan Uvarov.

Unfortunately, some elements of the sculptural decoration of the Petrovsky Gate have not survived to this day. We are talking about several statues, among which was the figure of the Apostle Peter.

Address

Peter and Paul Fortress, 3

Source

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