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Two Male Peasants Singing Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is laquered wood, enamel, sandpaper. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Carol B. Brener and Stephen W. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Its dimensions are

6.2 x 4 x 2 cm (2 7/16 x 1 9/16 x 13/16 in. )

It has the following markings

Painted in gold on underside of lid is a double-headed eagle insignia with the letter A at its center; beneath the insignia are 3 letters in Cyrillic, possibly F.A.L.?

Cite this object as

Two Male Peasants Singing Matchsafe; Russia; laquered wood, enamel, sandpaper; 6.2 x 4 x 2 cm (2 7/16 x 1 9/16 x 13/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-558

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