Peter the Great

Russian, Kholmogory

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 553

Forms a pair of profile portraits of Russian czars along with 1972.145.36, Catherine II (Catherine the Great). Kholmogory, a settlement at the mouth of the Northern Dvina River possessed a thriving ivory- and bone-carving industry using the by-products of the hunting and whaling activities at nearby Archangelsk.

Peter the Great, Walrus ivory, Russian, Kholmogory

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