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Title: Kirilo-Belozerskiy Monastery
Artist: Isaev Igor
Size: 11x5x3
Size (inches): 4.25x2x1.25
Price : $1450 SOLD!


This beautiful view of the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery (or "The Monastery of St. Cyril") has been painted by Top 10 Fedoskino artist Igor Isaev. His works has mentioned and published in every book on Lacquer Boxes theme.
The Monastery of St.Cyril 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. It's 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 painted in mosaic recognizable style of Igor Isaev. Several pieces of mother-of -pearl shines brightly through the walls of the Monastery.
The scene is framed with two gold lines. The box's sides and the bottom exterior are adorned with the stripy pattern (thin black strips are located against the deep blue background).
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Red lacquer completes the interior of the work. The lid is hinged from the top of the scene, and the box rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name, Fedoskino ,the year of 2011 and the title of the work "Kirilo-Belozerskiy Monastery at the Dawn".

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