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SEAL

On view in: Dacha


About this object

The seal is carved in the form of a bust sized portrait of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. He wears a buttoned frock coat and an ascot around his neck. He has large sideburns and short curly hair. He is looking slightly to the left. The pedestal foot is ribbed and the base is oval. The bust is engraved KA Piatnitskii (probably Konstantin Alexandrovich Piatnitskii).

Category:
information artifacts
Object name:
SEAL
Made from:
Smoky quartz
Made in:
Yekaterinburg, Russia
Date made:
c. 1899
Size:
3 × 2 × 1 in. (7.6 × 5.1 × 2.5 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
21.31
Class:
HARDSTONE
Signature marks:
NAME: KA Piatnitskii [on base, in Cyrillic]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Natural Beauties: Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems