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Item #0000100665

Ruslan and Ludmila (c.2006)

from Kholui by O. Dobrina
5.25" x 4.25" x 1.50"(13.30 x 10.40 x 3.50 cm)
Inspired by the fairytales:
Ruslan and Ludmila

Gallery Price: $ 795.00
Internet Price: $ 735.00
None currently available
The tale of Ruslan and Ludmila unfolds on this dramatic box from Kholui. As the sun sets on Prince Vladimir's castle, the prince and his court gather on the ramparts, weeping as they watch the forest for the return of the kidnapped princess, Ludmila. The wicked sorcerer Chernomor's palace, where Ludmila was held captive, sits empty in the moonlight as the knight Ruslan rides homeward with a swooning Ludmila in his lap and the evil sorcerer a chained captive. Chernomor seems to be promising revenge to the giant head as they pass, angry that the head gave away Chernomor's secret weakness to settle an old grudge. It seems a near perfect happy ending, but Ruslan's rival lies in wait to ambush the knight and claim Ludmila as his own. (To read the whole fairy tale, click here.)The scene is beautifully painted with lots of contrast and detail. This box is made of high quality papier mache and is signed on the lid with the title, artist's name (O. Dobrina), and village. There is a hinge at the top, and the interior is red lacquer. It rests on four round legs.--BOX1160

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Surface Condition (exterior) Surface Condition (interior/bottom) Box Materials and Soundness Hinge and Lid Placement Signature Total Rating Mother-of-pearl Condition

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