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Title: The Grey Wolf
Artist: Morozova Irina
Size: 15.5x19.5x5
Size (inches): 7.75x6.25x2
Price : $495 SOLD!


This adorable piece of Russian artistry was composed by the talented Morozova from the village of Fedoskino. The subject is based on the Russian folk fairy-tale "The Fox and the Wolf". This tale tells how the Fox managed to deceive the Wolf. Once she found fish scattered not far from the ice-hole, and just at that moment the Wolf happened to go by that place. The sly Fox didn't want to share fish with the Wolf, and offered to catch fish by himself by means of his tail. She advised the Wolf to drop his tail into the ice-hole and left him. Some time later water in the ice-hole froze, and the Wolf couldn't to take his tail out of the ice-hole. Soon village woman carrying yokes and pails appeared near the ice-hole. They saw the Wolf and started to beat him. The Fox saw this scene, and to avoid revenge she smeared her head with pastry. When the Wolf found the Fox, and wanted to punish her, she said that the women had beaten her too. She added that the woman had beaten her so hard that the brains got out of her head. The Wolf was so sorry for the sly Fox that he offered to carry her on his back. Riding on his back she repeated the following words: "The beaten one carries the healthy one".
The colors taken from the palette are very natural and realistic. Silver dust seems to have been sprinkled throughout the composition to add an almost unnoticeable sparkle to the piece. Gold metal paint is used to create the sparkle of the sky.
The scene is framed with a gold line. The sides of the box are decorated with the wide band composed of blue blurry spots outlined with two parallel gold lines.
Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. It has a hinge from the left of the composition, and rests on four legs. The box is signed with the artist's name, the village of Fedoskino, the title ("Grey Wolf"), and the year of 2006.

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