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Title: Tale of Morozko or Father Frost
Artist: Nebogatova Evgeniya
Size: 9x12x3
Size (inches): 3.75x4.75x1.25
Price: $395

This colorful box was painted by 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.
This composition shows a scene from the popular Russian fairy-tale "Father Frost" or "Morozko". It tells about a little girl who was sent to the forest on a bitterly cold night by her cruel stepmother. The stepmother intends to kill the girl because she is more beautiful and hardworking than her own daughter. The end of the tale is happy; the girl is rewarded while her stepmother and stepsister are punished.
The scene painted on the box's lid depicts a girl and Father Frost in a winter forest. Not long ago her father has left her in the forest to die from cold by the order of his cruel wife. Later on, when he will change his mind, and decided to return to the forest and bring his daughter home. When he found the place where he left her, he couldn't believe his eyes! His daughter was alive and dressed in rich, warm clothes...
Here we can see Father Frost who is covering a girl with a warm fur coat.
The scene is painted in green, white and blue tones, suitable for winter scene.
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 left from the scene and it rests on a flat base. It is signed with the artist's name and the village of Palekh.

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