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Title: Tale of Mariya Morevna
Artist: Bonokin Dmitriy
Size: 22x15x3
Size (inches): 8.5x5.75x1.25
Price: $850 $650

Dmitriy Bonokin from Palekh is the artist who has painted this box.
Here the artist has chosen to depict major characters from the engaging tale of Marya Morevna.
In this tale Marya Morevna is kidnapped by Koshchey the Deathless, and her husband, Ivan Tsarevich, sets out in search of her. Ivan understands that Koshchey the Deathless is a very strong magician, and asks the forest witch, Baba-Yaga, to give him a piece of good advice. With the help of Baba-Yaga Ivan defeats Koshchey and saves his beloved wife. On the right part of the composition we can see a moment of the tale that depicts Ivan crossing the River of Fire... And on the left corner the artist has painted Koshchey the Deathless.
The colors are exceptionally bright and the palette is very diverse. The artist has managed to create an exquisite composition with ultra-fine detail, and good transitions between the scenes. Gold and aluminum paints are used to add further detail to the composition.
The scene is framed with an intricate gold floral pattern. The box's sides are decorated with a luxuriant gold floral pattern.
The box is constructed out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The box has a hinge above the composition, and rests flat. The work is signed with the artist's name, the title and the village of Palekh.

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