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[Desert scene]

Title [Desert scene]
Artist/Maker Unidentified
Date 2012 ca.
Medium Gold, silver, lapis
Dimensions h. 10.75 x w. 11.5 x d. 6.75 in. (h. 27.31 x w. 29.21 x d. 17.15 cm)
Credit Line U.S. Senate Collection
Accession Number 57.00033.000

  • Object Description
  • This ornate three-dimensional desert scene was accepted by a senator on behalf of the United States in 2012 as a gift from a government official of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The composition includes three figures and a camel gathered by a tent under two palm trees. Two of the figures are seated on rugs. The entire group, made of silver and gold, sits atop a polished lapis lazuli base. As with all foreign gifts, its acceptance and use are governed by the Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act (5 U.S.C. § 7342).
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