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SEAL

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Dacha


About this object

The seal is cut from a deep black stone with small white flecks. The shape is that of an urn with a flat top and ribbed sides. The top is cut as well as the bottom. The top has a curved edge and curves outwards with wide ribs. There is a division between the top and the center. The center is also ribbed with a flat area which is inscribed. The pedestal foot is plain and rests on the oval base.

Category:
information artifacts
Object name:
SEAL
Made from:
Jasper
Made in:
Kolyvan, Russia
Date made:
1866
Size:
3 3/8 × 1 7/8 × 1 5/16 in. (8.6 × 4.8 × 3.3 cm) Base: 1 1/4 × 1 × 1 in. (3.2 × 2.5 × 2.5 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
21.43
Class:
HARDSTONE
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION: Kolyvianskiia Iashma 1866 go: [Inscribed on front, in Cyrillic gold script] Translation: Kolyvan Jasper 1866 INSCRIPTION: "Kakhanov" [In Cyrillic script on top of seal] COAT OF ARMS: (Coat of arms of the Kakhanov family with five medals) [Engraved on underside of seal] The coat of arms is surmounted by a ducal coronet with a plume of three ostrich feathers. Five medals hang from the bottom, including two with crossed swords, suggesting this the personal seal of a military officer.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973