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Title: Vasilisa the Beautiful
Artist: Arapova Anastasiya
Size: 10x15x4
Size (inches): 4x6x1.5
Price: $850 $495

Well-known Palekh artist Arapova Anastasiya has painted this detailed box. The box shows several scenes from the fairy-tale "Vasilisa the Beautiful" and includes Baba Yaga in the skies.
The plot of the tale is folowwing. One merchant has only one daughter, and when her was duing she asked dauther to come to her and give her a doll. She said when you will be in trouble, just feed the doll and it'll help. Suddenly she died and later on merchant has married another woman with two daughter. The girl's cruel stepmother sending her to the forest to ask Baba-Yaga to give her work. It is the stepmother's pretext, in fact she wants Baba-Yaga to kill the girl. In the forest Vasilisa meets Baba-Yaga and three riders: the Red Sun Rider, the Dark Night Rider, and the Bright Day Rider. But, finally, this tale has a happy end. The handsome Prince offers the girl his hand and heart and invited her in his marvelous palace. We can see this prince two times on this composition.
The scene is painted in green and yellow tempra paints, the trees, figures of people are headlined with gold and aluminum paints.
Black lacquer cover the box's exterior and red lacquer covered the interior. The painting is bordered with an ornament painted in gold and silver paints, and the box's sides are decorated with more rich ornamentation.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. The lid is hinged to the left of the scene, and the box rests on four legs. The work is signed with the artist's name, year of 2016 and the village of Palekh.

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