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Chalice from the church village Mokhnatyn

Taras Shevchenko. Chalice from the…

Taras Shevchenko. Chalice from the church village Mokhnatyn. Pencil on paper (20 × 19,2 cm). [Chernigov]. [February – April 1846]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. number g – 421.

On the back a picture Shevchenko recorded in pencil engraved on the chalice inscription, that it was made in 1697 by the will of hetman I.Mazepa.

About this inscription and location of chalice see in Shevchenko's records made during his visit to Chernihiv, showing that chalice belonging to the church s Mokhnatyn (now Chernigov district and region), and in the first half of XIX century was in Chernihiv, where Shevchenko drawed it in February – April 1846.

Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Museum of Ukrainian antiquity in Chernigov – № 179, Chernihiv Regional Historical Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

In 1929 exposed in an exhibition of works of T. Shevchenko in Chernihiv (Catalogue, p. 25, № 2).

K. V. Chumak

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 2, № 316 (image), p. 41 – 42 (note).