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CASKET WITH 4 SUPPLEMENTARY BOXES
CASKET WITH 4 SUPPLEMENTARY BOXES
CASKET WITH 4 SUPPLEMENTARY BOXES

Wood and bone / Artistic Bone Carving. XVII-early XX Centuries

CASKET WITH 4 SUPPLEMENTARY BOXES

1st half of 18th century

Kholmogory

МХП 1226/1-5, НДК 198-202

Wood, bone, metal, carving, engraving

Woodwork and Bone Work Department

In 1705 a collection of engravings Symbols and Emblems was first published in Russian. The book became extremely popular among the carvers of the Russian North, and they began to interpret various patterns from the book and to include them into their work. In the center of the box lid one can see a relief plate depicting an eagle sitting on the muzzles of firing guns and surrounded by clouds with lightning. An inscription under the engraving says: "He fears none".