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Vasilisa (2003)

from Palekh by L. L. Gelisheva
4.00" x 3.00" x 1.00"(10.40 x 8.00 x 3.00 cm)
Inspired by the fairytales:
Vasilisa the Beautiful

Gallery Price: $ 325.00
Internet Price: $ 295.00
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Young Vasilisa wanders through the gloomy forest, searching for a light for her stepmother and stepsisters. Alas, the poor girl is the victim of a cruel trick. The only lights in these woods belong to the witch Baba Yaga, who has a reputation for eating unexpected guests! Vasilisa calls out; she is lost, and it is getting dark. The horseman of dusk pays no mind to the girl; he has important things to do. The chicken legged hut peeks out from behind the tree; she is practically in Baba Yaga's front yard! The scene is well painted in bold, crisp colors, with fine metallic accents. This box is made of high quality papier mache and is signed on the lid with the artist's name (L. L. Gelisheva), village, and date of completion. There is no hinge, and the interior is red lacquer. It rests on four round legs, and bears the Palekh insignia and the phrase, "Made in Russia," on its base. A charming work.--BOX1271

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