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Casket

Ivan Khlebnikov (Russian, active 1870-1917)1899-1908

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

On the casket's lid is a circular field continuing a wading stork holding a frog in its beak.

As is characteristic of Khlebnikov's enamels, the floral decoration is painted in pale shades of mauve, blue, green and pink over a cream-colored ground.

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  • Title: Casket
  • Creator: Ivan Khlebnikov (Russian, active 1870-1917)
  • Date Created: 1899-1908
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Workshop: Ivan Khlebnikov (Russian, active 1870-1917)
  • Provenance: Leo Kaplan, New York; Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C., October 18, 2001, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by bequest.
  • Object Type: boxes; caskets (personal gear)
  • Medium: silver gilt, filigree and painted enamel
  • Inscriptions: [Symbols] circular kokoshnik, kokoshnik left, delta; [Maker's mark] In Cyrillic: Khlebnikov with Imperial warrant
  • Dimensions: H: 2 5/16 x W: 4 13/16 x D: 3 9/16 in. (5.9 x 12.3 x 9.1 cm)
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010
  • Classification: Enamels
  • Accession Number: 44.792

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