Plaque with Sulphide of Czar Nicholas I

Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Czar Nicholas I

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Czar Nicholas I
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 7.7 cm, W: 6.7 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 long sideburns and mustache, facing dexter; inscribed on the base of the neck in Cyrillic letters "S. NIKOLS[KOY]E/[?]SKIL."; the sides with cut linear grooves and short grooves crossing at right angles; the reverse 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