Pierce the Pack of Priestly Pretenders
The letter Ш from The Anti-Religious Alphabet
14 7/8 x 10 5/8 in. (37.8 x 27 cm)
Mikhail Mikhailovich Cheremnykh
(Tomsk, Russia, 1890 - 1962, Moscow, USSR)
Full Title:The letter Ш from The Anti-Religious Alphabet
Medium and Support:
Marion Stratton Gould Fund
The Anti-Religious Alphabet
From a portfolio of 27 prints.
Armed with a shield in the form of the journal The Godless, the official publication of the activist "League of the Militant Godless," our young protagonist aggressively attacks the figureheads of the key religions seen as threats to the Soviet government. Seen from left to right are a mullah, the Pope, a Russian Orthodox priest, a shaman (shamanism was still practiced among Siberian tribes), and a rabbi.