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Photograph of a gold and enamel Easter egg decorated with round portraits. The egg is supported by a gold eagle-shaped stand.

"[Made in Paris in 1913 by Faberge, this] gilded Easter egg, with miniature portraits of every Tzar, Emperor and Empress on its shell, was the highlight of the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty's reign over Russia--and one of the last Imperial treasures to be placed beside the Kremlin Crowns. [Moscow, 1956.]" The Kremlin, p. 134.