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Title: Prince (Korolevich) Elisey
Artist: Suloev Pavel
Size: 12x4
Size (inches): 4.75x1.5
Price: $350

Suloev Pavel from the village of Kholui is the talented miniaturist who has painted this stunning piece of artistic expression!
The painting is based on the popular story of, "The Sleeping Beauty." This story was originally put to pen by French writer Charles Perrault in 1696.
The little long-awaited Princess was born in the kingdom. Her parents organized a sumptuous feast and invited seven young fairies. In those times fairies had a marvelous custom to endow their god daughters with merits and virtues. When the feast was about to begin, the aged fairy appeared whom no one had thought to invite because people supposed her to be dead or bewitched. She declared that the princess would prick her hand with a spindle, and die of it. The King, the Queen, and all the guests were very afraid of this terrible gift. But at this moment one of the young fairies said: "Take comfort, your Majesties, your daughter won't not die. The princess will indeed prick her hand with a spindle. But instead of dying she will merely fall into a profound slumber that will last a hundred years. At the end of that time a king's son will come to awaken her." The prophecy came true. But not only the princess but the whole kingdom fell into a deep sleep.
Here the artist has painted a moment , when Prince Elisey is asking a Moon to show him a way to the Kingdom, where everyone is fall asleep.He is on his way to save the Princess and the Kingdom.
The artist is using traditional Palekh palette, where predominance is given to various shades of green, blue, red and yellow. The artist enhances details with brilliant gold paint that makes the composition radiate with a tremendous glow!
The edges of the lid and the box's sides are decorated with intricate gold ornaments.
The box is constructed from papier-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the box, while red lacquer completes the interior. A hinge is fastened to the top of the composition, and the box rests on a flat bottom.
The work is signed with the artist's name, Palekh and the year of 1999.

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