Plaque with Sulphide of Czar Alexander II

Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Czar Alexander II

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Czar Alexander II
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 7.7 cm, W: 6.6 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Ellen D. Sharpe, by exchange
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; encased, molded sulphide, cut; stamped metal mount. Flat, rectangular form, with polished flat face; enclosing a molded white sulphide head of a man, with mustache, facing sinister; inscribed on the base of the neck in Cyrillic letters "A[...?...]PAIN" (?); the sides of the plaque with cut linear grooves and short grooves at right angles; the reverse side covered with cross-cut diamonds; drilled at the top, with an attached foliate-stamped and gilded mount with turned post and loose ring for hanging, held on with a screw.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
A La Vieille Russie, Source
Notes from the Baltic (1978-11) p. 11, fig. 3;