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CATHERINE II IN THE GUISE OF MINERVA

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CATHERINE II IN THE GUISE OF MINERVA

Made by: XX Glassworks of Prince Potemkin

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

Cameo shows Catherine II in profile in the guise of Minerva, wearing a classical helmet with laurel leaves crowned with an image of the sphinx. On her shoulder is engraved MARIA F, 21 Apr 1789. Portrait is cast in white glass and is affixed to a dark glass ground.

Category:
glassware
Object name:
CATHERINE II IN THE GUISE OF MINERVA
Made from:
Glass paste (pâte de verre)
Made in:
Ozerki, Russia
Date made:
1789
Size:
6 × 4.6 cm (2 3/8 × 1 13/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
23.27
Class:
GLASS
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION Maria F 21 Apr 1789. Incised on base of bust. Translated: Maria f[ecit] made this, April 21, 1789.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762-1769)"