This plate, decorated four years after the Russian Revolution, depicts a worker trampling the word Kapital to release the dynamic forces of a new industrial order for the benefit of the workers. It was designed by Mikhail Mikhailovich Adamovich (1884 – 1947) and its symbolism sends a striking message about the total destruction of the old capitalist, imperialist system. It offers a chance to explore the history of change in the years following the revolution, the nature of socialist ideology and the use and workings of propaganda.
Petrograd/St Petersburg, Russia
AD 1901 (manufacture) 1921 (decoration)
diameter: 24.8 cm
depth: 2.87 cm
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