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Peter Carl Fabergé

Red Cross Egg

Red Cross Egg, Peter Carl Fabergé
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Red Cross Egg is an Enamel and Silver artwork created by Peter Carl Fabergé in 1915. It lives at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in the United States. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Decorative Artwork. SourceDownload

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This uniquely minimal Fabergé Imperial Easter egg is inscribed in beautiful, elongated Russian, saying, “Greater Love hath no man than this, to lay down his life for his friends”

When Tzar Nicholas II presented this egg to his mother, Maria Feodorovna in 1915, she was serving her 21st year as the head of the Russian branch of the International Red Cross. This egg’s signature surprise is a folding screen of five oval miniature portraits of women from the House of Romanov, each wearing the uniform of the Red Cross.

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