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SEAL

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Dacha


About this object

The seal is shaped like the bust of a bearded man wearing a frock coat with a fur collar. His hair is parted on the right side. It probably features Russian playwright Alexander Ostrovsky (after an 1871 portrait by Vasily Perov). The bust sits on a circular base which has channeled sides. It is uncut as a seal on the bottom.

Category:
information artifacts
Object name:
SEAL
Made from:
Rock crystal
Made in:
Yekaterinburg, Russia
Date made:
c. 1886
Size:
2 1/4 × 1 3/4 × 1 in. (5.7 × 4.4 × 2.5 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
21.37
Class:
HARDSTONE
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Natural Beauties: Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems