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Title: Tale of Vasilisa the Beautiful
Artist: Nebogatova Evgeniya
Size: 15x12x5
Size (inches): 5.75x4.75x2
Price: $495 $465

This colorful box was painted by a well-known artist Nebogatova Evgeniya from the village of Palekh. Nebogatova has her own recognizible style of painting. The way she paint the trees and put the gold is easy to distinguish!
The box shows an episode from the fairy-tale "Vasilisa the Beautiful".
One merchant has only one daughter, and when her mother was duing she asked daugther 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 daughters. 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.
On this composition we can see Prince, Vasilisa and two Riders. Baba Yaga's hut is to the left on the background. The girl is staying in the forest, she has a little doll in her pocket.
Golden dot ornament frames the composition, while more complex ornament of gold and silver decorates the sides of the box.The box's exterior is colored black, while the interior of the box is traditionally red.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. The box has a hinge to the top from the scene and it rests on the four legs. It is signed with the artist's name and the village of Palekh.

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