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Title: Tale of Tsar Saltan
Artist: Shurkus Oleg
Size: 9x3x2.5
Size (inches): 3.5x1.5x1
Price: $650 $490

Well-known Palekh Master Shurkus Oleg painted this interesting and very detailed work. The composition features several scenes from Pushkin's well-known "Tale of Tsar Saltan".
By the tsar's order, Tsar Saltan's wife and his son, Prince Gvidon, were sealed in the barrel that afterward was thrown into the sea. The barrel landed to a mysterious island. Getting out of the barrel Prince and his mother saw a magnificent palace where they would live later. Then Gvidon has save Princess Swan from an evil bird.
Prince Gvidon, his wife, and his mother meet the ship on the board of which Tsar Saltan is sailing. Tsar Saltan heard much about the mysterious and rich island ruled by Prince Gvidon and his young beautiful wife, and now he has come to know if this island is indeed so rich and beautiful.
The details and the size of this composition expose Shurkus as a true Master of his craft! Numerous characters are expressive, and painted with natural expressions. The palette includes yellows, reds and various shades of brown.
Composition is framed with a gold dot ornament. The sides are decorated with a floral pattern painted in gold paint.
The box is made out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The lid has no hinge, and the box rests flat. The work is signed with the artist's name, Palekh, the title and the year of 1993.

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