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Made by: Ivan Stebakov

On view in: Dacha

About this object

The seal is shaped like the bust of an old Russian warrior, identified as Russian hero Timofei Ermak (Yermak Timofeevich), who conquered Siberia. He has a full beard and moustache. He wears an old fashioned Russian type helmet and chain mail. On his chest is the double headed eagle. His right arms and hand are carved so that the right hand extends towards the front. It is after a print by Karl Briullov published in 1821. The bust sits on a circular base with channeled sides. It is uncut as a seal.

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Object name:
Made from:
Rock crystal
Made in:
Ekaterinburg, Russia
Date made:
c. 1865
3 5/8 × 2 3/4 × 1 1/2 in. (9.2 × 7 × 3.8 cm)

Detailed information for this item

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Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Natural Beauties: Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems