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Title: Village chores
Artist: The Terentievs ,Olga and Sergey
Size: 22.5x15.5x7
Size (inches): 8.75x6x2.75
Price: $675

This peaceful scene has been painted by a family of the Terentievs, Sergey and Olga from the village of Palekh. This box shows a summer activity of Russian villagers.
Here we can see the yard of a well-to-do village family that keeps chickens and cows. Ladies of the family are feeding and watering hens in the yard, while a young man grazes cows in a clearing covered with lush grass.
With this composition the Terentievs are continuing the series of the works related with village outdoor activity possibly have taken place in Palekh, where they resides.
The palette is full of bright blue, red and yellow tones that convey the sense of the rural atmosphere in Summer time. Gold and aluminum paint details a majority of the scene, which makes the details bring the scene to life. The entire scene sparkles brightly with gold and aluminum!
The composition is framed with thick golden dots on the edges of the lid. The sides of the box are decorated with very intricate pattern painted in gold and flowers painted in silver.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the box while red lacquer completes the interior of the work.
A hinge is fastened to the top of the scene, and the box rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's names and Palekh.

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