Religious Objects in František Řehoř’s Ethnographic Collection: An Analysis of Wooden Works of the Byzantine Rite
This article presents results of the analysis of various artifacts from the collection of Czech ethnographer František Řehoř, which is housed in the National Museum in Prague. Our historical and artistic analysis concern religious objects that were collected in the former Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The oldest collectible works of art, representing the Eastern Byzantine Christian Rite, date from the eighteenth century. An attempt to reconstruct the original purpose and appearance of valuable artifacts is proposed.