A Fine Russian Bronze of a Cossack Smoking his pipe , holding a rifle , leaning on a ground of rock crystal

A Fine Russian Bronze of a Cossack Smoking his pipe , holding a rifle , leaning on a ground of rock crystal

1800 to 1900 Russia

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A Fine Russian Bronze of a Cossack Smoking his pipe , holding a rifle , leaning on a ground of rock crystal
Circa 1860 – 1870

Size : 10 cm high , 10 cm deep , 14 cm wide – 4 ins high , 4 ins deep , 5½ ins wide
The Cossacks were horse raising groups of south - west Russia , the Ukraine and Poland . Predominantly of Russian and Ukrainian origin who took in escaped serfs and lived in independent communal settlements , forming a military brotherhood , from the 15 th to the 19 th century . Later on they held land in return for military service in the cavalry under Russian and Polish rulers . After the Russian revolution the various Cossack communities were incorporated into the Soviet collective system . Their prowess at horse riding , feats of military daring , and their dancing are legendary .
Dimensions
Height 10.00 cm (3.94 inches)
Width 14.00 cm (5.51 inches)
Depth 10.00 cm (3.94 inches)
Medium
Bronze and rock crystal
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