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5528, Jan. 4, 1934

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 8, Item: SC07.02.3.032
Identifier: SC07.02.3.032
5528
5528

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] RUSSIAN IMPERIAL EXHIBIT January 4th, 1934. Article No. 5528

An icon finely painted on wood and mounted with a silver trapping set with seed pearls in a Byzantine design on a background of green enamel. The subject of the icon is “Our Lord Jesus Christ Holding the Open Scriptures” which read: “The commandment of the new day: Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself.” The icon is backed with red velvet. It was made by the court jeweler, Faberge, whose full name is marked under the Imperial double eagle. It also bears the figure “88” which denotes the highest quality of Russian silver. The icon is from the quarters of Nicholai II in the Alexander Palace, Tsarskoye Selo.

From the Hammer Collection – Three East Fifty-second Street, New York, N. Y.

Dates

  • Jan. 4, 1934

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access

The collection is open for research.

Digitization of the collection has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The digital collection can be accessed through the VMFA Collections Search website.

Conditions Governing Use

No Copyright - United States: http://rightsstatements.org/page/NoC-US/1.0/?language=en

Biographical / Historical

American--1

Extent

1 page

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

Related Materials

47.20.3

Physical Description

Paper

Physical Facet

Sales records

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

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