The Hermitage Museum Egg features
an unbelievably detailed depiction of the State
Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. The museum
was founded by Catherine The Great in 1764.
It adjoined the Winter Palace and served as
a gallery to house the Empress' art collection.
Under Nicholas I the Hermitage was reconstructed
and opened to the public in 1852. Today it consists
of 5 buildings which include the Winter Palace
and the Small, Old, and New Hermitages. The
Egg stands on a Romanov Dynasty Double Eagle
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