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Title: Palm Sunday
Artist: Shavirin Boris
Size: 11x15x3.5
Size (inches): 4.25x6x1.25
Price : $850 SOLD!


Boris Shavirin is the author of this interesting box painted on a theme of history. In the foreground he has painted the Russian family, a husband, a wife and their two children, that lived in the seventeenth century in Moscow. Looking at this scene the viewer can easily imagine how the citizens of Moscow looked like several centuries ago.
Light blue and gray tones of oils suitable for depiction of a winter scene predominate here. The costumes of the characters are decorated richly with brilliant gold patterns. Gold metal leaf inlay can be found in the kokoshnik of the depicted woman and in the cupolas of the cathedral painted in the foreground.
The box is made out of paper-mache. Black lacquer with silver paint covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. 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 2012.

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