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Item #0000101778

Baba Yaga (c.2009)

from Kholui by A. Romanova
7.00" x 5.00" x 1.50"(17.78 x 12.70 x 3.81 cm)
Inspired by the fairytales:
Vasilisa the Beautiful

Gallery Price: $ 395.00
Internet Price: $ 345.00
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The fearsome witch, Baba Yaga, leaves her chicken footed hut in search of unlucky travellers who have ventured too close to her yard. An enchanted skull on her fence post casts an erie light on the dark forest, supplementing the dim glow of a crescent moon. Baba Yaga's magical pestle is propped up against the fence; the witch will let her owl companion do the flying tonight. The strikingly sinister scene combines sinuous lines and a high contrast palette of pale greens and deep reds and blues to create and eerie mood. This box is made of high quality papier mache and is signed on the lid with the title, artist's name, and village. There is a hinge at the top, and the interior is red lacquer. The base of this piece is flush. We have seen this work being done before, but this version, by Kholui artist A. Romanova, looks to be as good as they come.

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