The First Prayer
Front: Relief carving of a tadpole-like flower bud? set within a quarter-round cornered rectangle.
Rear: Albumen print carte-de-visite photograph of a print titled “THE FIRST PRAYER” is inset under glass at center. The glass seems to be a later replacement.
Spine: Polished surface without decoration.
Foredge: Recessed but flat, polished surface.
Date of ca. 1870 based on the probable date of the carte-de-visite.
- Dateca. 1870
- MediumMarble, white with albumen print carte-de-visite inset on back
- Dimensions (inches)5 1/16 x 3 1/8 x 1 1/8