A FINE PAPIER-MACHE AND LACQUER EASTER EGG

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RUSSIAN, LUKHUTIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, 1863-1876

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A FINE PAPIER-MACHE AND LACQUER EASTER EGG

RUSSIAN, LUKHUTIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, 1863-1876

The front side showing the Anastasis, Christ in a radiating golden mandorla, trampling the gates of Hades, holding a Patriarchal cross and pulling Adam out of his sarcophagus, opposite Eva kneeling, behind them the righteous people of the Old Testament, recognisable among them, the Kings Solomon and David, and St. John the Forerunner, the other side showing Churches, finely executed; inside containing an Old Believers' inscription and the date 1881, complete with a tassel

7? in. (19.7 cm)