a framed walrus tusk plaque of faith, hope and charity


circa 1800

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The three virtues shown seated with their allegorical attributes and the corresponding vices behind them, at their feet the Cyrillic caption Faith. Hope Love above a chained prostrate male figure, above them clouds with two angels and seraphim, on brown velvet ground, the frame finely carved with festoons of flowers on trellis ground within beaded borders