Massive nephrite desk seal of a priest, circa 1870. Height 3 1/8 in.
Carved from a single piece of nephrite. Styled as a fluted classical column.
Engraved with initials H. I. A in Old Slavonic script beneath the All-Seeing
Eye of God. A priest's cross on chain and a Crimean cross for
the Eastern war of 1853-1856 on the ribbon of the order of St Vladimir, are
in the lower part of the seal.
Condition: a small rim chip.
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