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SEAL

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Dacha


About this object

The seal is carved from sardonyx, a chalcedony (microcrystalline quartz) of brown and white. This sample includes deep orange-brown (sard) with streaks of creamy white (onyx), light orange, and a pale, milky blue-white. It is shaped like a tall urn set on a smooth pedestal foot. The sides are facetted and taper out toward the top. There is channeling near the top. The round base is cut.

Category:
information artifacts
Object name:
SEAL
Made from:
Sardonyx
Made in:
Ekaterinburg, Russia
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
3 1/4 × 1 1/2 × 1 5/16 in. (8.3 × 3.8 × 3.3 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
21.44
Class:
HARDSTONE
Signature marks:
COAT OF ARMS: (unidentified coat of arms -- griffin) / Quaerendo [Carved on the underside of the base -- The Latin motto appears below the coat of arms]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973