Theodore Shaliapin as Boris Godunov A costume and boots are made of brocade for church vestments. Collar, cuffs and decorations are silk embroidered by hand after historic samples, which are preserved in the Moscow Kremlin Museum. Hat threads and decorated with real stones and pearls. Jeweler on special order does the decorations as well as rings and cross. Beard, moustache, eyebrows and a wig are made of mohair in accordance with classic technology . Limited edition of 10, 27,7“tall.
Tsar Simeon the Great. Simeon was born in 864 or 865, as the 3rd son of Knyaz Boris I. As Boris was the ruler who Christianized Bulgaria, Simeon was a Christian all his life. Because his eldest brother Vladimir was heir to the throne, Boris intended Simeon to become a cleric, possibly Bulgarian archbishop, and sent him to the leading University of Constantinople to receive theological education when he was 13 or 14. He took the name Simeon as a novice in a monastery in Constantinople.