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Box

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Cover is carved in center in simulation of a medal with bust of Catherine II facing right. Her hair is elaborately dressed with curls at sides and she wears both a small crown and a laurel wreath. Over her dress is an ermine robe. Interoir of cover is engraved with a representation of falconet's equestrian statue of Peter the Great together with the great rock on which is stands and the fence around it. Rest of box plain except for turning on the bottom inside box. Interior sides are lined with tortoise shell.

Category:
IVORIES
Object name:
Box
Made from:
Ivory -- tortoise shell
Made in:
RUSSIA
Date made:
1782
Size:
overall __ __ __ __3.36 IN
overall __ __ __ __8.55 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
36.25.1-2
Class:
IVORY
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION __around Catherine: EKATEP HAII MEPAT; around Peter: METPYI EKATEPINA II, ETA 1782 AB Y CTA 6 AHA
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Russian Art at Hillwood"