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Item #101692

Feather of Finist the Falcon (2009)

from Palekh by V. Chibisova
3.25" x 2.50" x 1.00"(8.26 x 6.35 x 2.54 cm)
Inspired by the fairytales:
Finist the Falcon

Gallery Price: $ 795.00
Internet Price: $ 745.00
None currently available
Marya holds a very small feather from Finist the Falcon, not knowing yet that this will turn into her true love. Palekh artist Vera Chibisova painted this work, and drew Marya's face with a realistic softness, a feat made all the more difficult with the use of the egg tempera paints. Her long braided hair is delicately accented with fine gold details, and a much bolder use of gold is used elsewhere. The gold in her earrings, kokoshnik and bracelets are all done with an extraordinary amount of skill, detail and radiance. In this vision of Marya, Chibisova makes her look truly royal! The gold in the foliage which fills up much of the composition's left side is no less spectacular, and a tiny landscape with a faraway kingdom can be seen in the distance behind her. The artist draws a beautiful ornament on the side with more gold leaves and flowers, similar to the work on top. The box is signed on the inside of the lid with the name of the artist, title, village and year.

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