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Title: Kirillo-Belozerskiy Monastery
Artist: Monashov Vladimir
Size: 4.5x6.5x2.5
Size (inches): 1.75x2.5x1
Price : $750 SOLD!


This beautiful view of the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery (or "The Monastery of St. Cyril") has been painted by V. Monashov. The Monastery was founded in 1397 on the bank of the Siverskoe Lake, to the south from the town of Beloozero, in the present-day Vologda region. Its founder, St. Kiril, descended from one of the most distinguished boyar families Veliaminoff. In the 16th century, the monastery was the second richest landowner in Russia, after the Troitse-Sergieva Lavra. Ivan the Terrible not only had his own cell in the cloister, but also planned to take monastic vows here.
The composition is filled with a variety of details ranging from the white sailing ships to the tiny figures of people walking along the river bank. Silver paint shines brightly through the water of the lake.
The scene is framed with a gold line. The box's sides are adorned with the stripy pattern (thin gold strips are located against the deep blue background).
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. The Fedoskino "troika" insignia can be found on the interior of the lid. The lid is hinged from the left of the scene, and the box rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name, Fedoskino and the year of 2007.

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