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Title: Tale of Maria Morevna
Artist: Kamanina Anna
Size: 8x6x3.5
Size (inches): 3.25x2.25x1.25
Price: $395 $325

Established Palekh Master Anna Kamanina is the artist who has painted this box.
Here the artist has chosen to depict major character from the tale of Marya Morevna, Ivan Tsarevich.
In this tale Marya Morevna is kidnapped by Koshchey the Deathless, and her husband, Ivan Tsarevich, sets out in search of her. Ivan understands that Koshchey the Deathless is a very strong magician, and asks the forest witch, Baba-Yaga, to give him a piece of good advice. With the help of Baba-Yaga Ivan defeats Koshchey and saves his beloved wife.
The colors are exceptionally bright and the palette is very diverse. The artist has managed to create an exquisite composition with ultra-fine details.
Gold and aluminum paints are used to add further detail to the composition.
The scene is framed with an intricate gold floral pattern. The box's sides are decorated with a luxuriant gold floral pattern.
The box is constructed out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The box has a hinge above the composition, and rests on four round legs. The work is signed with the artist's name, the title, 2015 and the village of Palekh.

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