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P. N. Petrov und P. F. Androsov

Model of a church

Asia, Russia, Republic of Sakha (Yakutiya), Yakutsk, Sacha

End of 19th century

Mammoth ivory, carved

Gustav Klemm (privy Councilor in Dresden, librarian)

Purchased by the museum at the World Exhibition in Paris, from the ‘Russian-Siberian Colonial Exhibition’ in 1900

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The wooden prototype for this model stood in the center of Yakutsk. It was consecrated in 1794 and burned down in 1927.

The model was made in 1896 by P.N. Petrov and P.F. Androsov for the All-Russian Industrial and Art Exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod. From there, it was delivered by the Yakut Regional Statistical Committee to the East Siberian Department of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society in Irkutsk and selected for the 'Russian Siberian Colonial Exhibition' during the Paris World's Fair in 1900.

Despite a contrary order of the Yakut governor, the model was sold in Paris to the Leipzig Museum of Ethnology. The purchase documents only mention a church model made of a mammoth tooth. All other information is the result of a joint research project on the history of the collection with colleagues from Yakutsk.

Marita Andó