Russian Sculptures

Paperweight "Seal Hunter"

    Paperweight "Seal Hunter"

    Russian Empire

    Late 19th century

    Bronze, rock crystal; casting, chasing, mounting, patination

    16.9 x 14.9 x 10.3 cm


    Full-height figurine of Samoyed boy hunting a seal lying in front of him is fixed on ornately shaped crystal rock base imitating ice. The Samoyed is presented in the national clothes and shoes - long deerskin parka and high fur boots; a spear is in his left hand is a spear, with which he aimed a blow at the animal, with coiled around it rope, the end of which the boy holds in his right hand.