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The Tomb of Prince Alexander Nevsky
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Statues of Muses
Hermann, Joseph
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The Concert Hall was designed in the Winter Palace by the architect Vasily Stasov after the fire of 1837. It is the last hall in the suite of rooms facing the Neva River next to the Large Hall, the biggest one in the palace. Both halls have a similarly proportional and rhythmical design. The common classical character of the two interiors is accentuated by their austere white colour scheme. The double plain columns with Corinthian capitals set along the walls bear a cornice over which statues of antique muses and goddesses by the sculptor Johann Hermann are arranged. The hall is used to exhibit the silver tomb of Prince Alexander Nevsky, commissioned by Empress Elisabeth and made at the St Petersburg Mint in 1747-52. It was transferred from the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra (Monastery) in 1922.



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