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Catherine II (1729–1796), Empress of Russia

Date:
second half 18th century
Culture:
Russian
Medium:
Verre églomisé
Dimensions:
Overall (sight): 5 1/4 × 3 3/4 in. (13.3 × 9.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Painted
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Martin, 1938
Accession Number:
38.145.32
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 553
The Empress is wearing the star of the Order of Saint Vladimir, which she instituted in 1782 to mark the twentieth anniversary of her reign.
Inscription: Above head: E II intertwined and surmounted by a crown (E[katerina] II)
Mary Martin (until 1938; bequeathed to MMA)
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