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Emilia Plater (Broel-Plater) (Lithuanian: Emilija Pliaterytė) (13 November 1806 – 23 December 1831) was a Polish–Lithuanian noblewoman and revolutionary from the lands of the partitioned Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Raised in a patriotic Polish tradition, she fought in the November 1830 Uprising, during which she raised a small unit, participated in several engagements, and received the rank of captain in the Polish-Lithuanian insurgent forces. Near the end of the Uprising, she fell ill and died.
Though she did not participate in any major engagement, her story became widely publicized and inspired a number of works of art and literature. She is a national heroine in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus, all formerly parts of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. She has been venerated by Polish artists and by the nation at large as a symbol of women fighting for the national cause.
I've affixed and finished a paper image of a historical work of art depicting the famed, Emilia Plater leading peasant scythemen, painted in by Jan Rosen (in public domain) to a piece of jewelry weight tin.
Next, I've copper leafed the edges of the finished image. The finishing product creates a water repellant, UV resistant finish with an oil painting like look and texture.
The finished image measures about 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/4 inches. Every item is water resistant and UV protected for years of enjoyment..
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