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Items of Antiqueness

Items of Antiqueness[12]

Cultural values created more than 50 years ago, including following categories of items:

  • Historical values, among them those connected with historical events in the life of the nation, the development of society and State, the history of science and technology, as well as those related to life and activity of outstanding personalities (state persons, political and public figures, scientists and artists);
  • Items and their fragments, obtained as a result of archaeological excavations;
  • Artistic values, among them
    • Paintings and drawings that are fully handmade, on any kind of warp, made of any kind of material;
    • Original artistic compositions and montages made of any kind of material;
    • Artistically mounted items of religious purpose, including icons and church utensils;
    • Engravings, prints, lithographs and their original printing forms;
    • Works of arts and crafts, including works of traditional folk handicraft and other works in glass, ceramics, wood, metal, ivory, fabric and other materials;
  • Components and fragments of monuments of architecture and historical monuments;
  •  Rare manuscripts and documentary relics, including incunabulas and other editions of special interest (historical, artistic, scientific and literary);
  • Archives, including photography, sound and film archives;
  • Unique and rare musical instruments;
  • Ancient coins, orders, medals, seals and other collected items that are referred to as cultural values and items of antiqueness.
12According to the Article 5 of the Law of Russian Federation “On export and import of cultural goods”, 15 April 1993, N 4804-1

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