Icon of Holy Royal Martyr Tsar Nicholas II dressed in Coronation regalia. Print in an old gold leaf frame. 5½ x 6½ inches.
The Tsar wears the Great Imperial Crown, first used by Catherine the Great. The crown is in style of a mitre divided into two half-spheres with a central arch between them and topped by diamonds and a red spinel. The Imperial Scepter was comprised of a burnished shaft of three sections containing eight rings of brilliant-cut diamonds and topped by the Orlov Diamond and surmounted by a double-headed eagle with the coat of arms of Russia at its center. The orb consisted of a polished hollow ball made from red gold encircled by two rows of diamonds and surmounted by a large sapphire topped by a cross. His Coronation Robe is ermine-lined, encircled with an elaborate chain of the Order of St. Andrew, and embroidered double-headed eagles on the gold brocade. The two sections are tied with a long belt of gold beads.