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Title: Baba Yaga
Artist: Shavirin Boris
Size: 11x15x3.5
Size (inches): 4.25x5.75x1.25
Price: $1100 $850

Boris Shavirin is the talented Fedoskino Master who has painted this Baba Yaga, the heroine of several Russian fairy-tales.
Baba Yaga is the oldest character of the Slavonic mythology. Originally Baba Yaga was the goddess of death; people imagined her as a woman with the snake tail who guarded the entrance into the other world and accompanied the souls of dead people into the Kingdom of the Dead. Baba-Yaga is the most famous figure in Russian fairy-tales that represents evil. It is a character of such fairy-tales as "Marya Morevna", "Princess Frog", "The Tale of Life Water and Youth Giving Apples", and many, many others.
In this composition Baba-Yaga stay in front of her Hut, which stand on the checken legs. On the back of the composition we can see red poisonous mushrooms-fly agarics. Her servant owl is sit on one hand of Baba Yaga and her other servant, Black Cat is on the other shoulder.
The composition is painted in the muffled yellow, brown and gray colors. A piece of mother-of-pearl is shimmered through the moon over the left upper part of the roof of the Hut and through the staff in her hand.
The sides of a box are imitates the color of a brown marble. The box's exterior is black, while the box's interior is red.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. A hinge is fastened to the left of the composition , and the box rests flat. The work is signed with the year of 2016, Fedoskino, and the author B.Shavirin.

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