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LOPAR (SAAMI) MAN

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LOPAR (SAAMI) MAN

Made by: Dmitrovsk Porcelain Factory

Currently in storage


About this object

In photo, figurine on the right.

Figurine of a Lopar (Saami) man standing with his hands crossed in front of him. He is dressed in heavy furs from head to foot. His costume is based on the Jean Gauchard engraving published in Niva magazine (see file). The word Lopar, spelled in the old manner, is painted on the base of the statuette.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
LOPAR (SAAMI) MAN
Made from:
Biscuit
Made in:
USSR: Verbilki
Date made:
1930
Size:
25.4 cm (10 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.416
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION on pedestal: [transcription] for the region Loparka; mark in shape of old Gardner mark above the Cyrillic word Tsentrofarfotrest (Central Porcelain Trust of VSNKh), Verbilkaia-Dmitrovskaia Fabrika
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973