2. Icons of Pskov of 15th–16th Centuries
The artistic level of private collections and small home museums was often measured by the number and character of the icons of Pskov such collections had. The latter were usually the collector’s pride. The small number of works by the ancient Pskov masters that have survived to this day only increases the value of such acquisitions. In this respect the Pskov collection of the Museum of Russian Icon, counting more than a dozen ancient monuments, is absolutely unprecedented for private collecting.