Lacquerware Easter Egg

Egg, Easter

Materials:

Papier mâché, Egg tempera, Gold leaf and Lacquer

Dimensions:

H 6.5 in x D 3.75 in

Accession Number:

42.2007

Credit Line:

FRH Museum Collection

Description

Papier-mache lacquerware painted Easter egg. Scarlet background. On one side is icon on Christ's descent into Hades. On reverse is full length icon of Saint Alexander Nevsky holding sword and scroll. Along side is band with gilded oak leaf and acorn design. Inside of egg is hollow and gilded.