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#007280

Title: Battle at Chudskoe Lake
Artist: Zakharov Alexander
Size: 11.5x8.5x3
Size (inches): 4.25x3.25x1.25
Price : $590 SOLD!

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This interesting composition was painted by a talented Fedoskino artist Alexander Zakharov.It shows one of the episodes of a Battle on the Ice or Battle at the Chudskoe Lake.
The Battle on the Ice, was a battle between the Republic of Novgorod and the Livonian branch of the Teutonic Knights (whose army consisted mostly of Estonians) on April 5, 1242, at Lake Peipus. The battle is notable for having been fought largely on the frozen lake.
The battle was a significant defeat sustained by Roman Catholic crusaders during the Northern Crusades, which were directed against pagans and Eastern Orthodox Christians rather than Muslims in the Holy Land. The crusaders' defeat in the battle marked the end of their campaigns against the Orthodox Novgorod Republic and other Russian territories for the next century.
Hoping to exploit the Russians' weakness in the wake of the Mongol and Swedish invasions, the Teutonic Knights attacked the neighboring Novgorod Republic and occupied Pskov, Izborsk, and Koporye in the autumn of 1240. When they approached Novgorod itself, the local citizens recalled to the city 20-year-old Prince Alexander Nevsky, whom they had banished to Pereslavl earlier that year. During the campaign of 1241, Alexander managed to retake Pskov and Koporye from the crusaders.
Alexander Nevsky(30 May 1220 - 14 November 1263), proclaimed Saint of the Russian Orthodox Church by Metropolite Macarius in 1547, was the Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Kiev and Grand Prince of Vladimir during some of the most trying times in the city's history. Commonly regarded as the key figure of medieval Rus', Alexander was the grandson of Vsevolod the Big Nest and rose to legendary status on account of his military victories over the German and Swedish invaders while accepting to pay tribute to the powerful Golden Horde.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the box, while the interior of the box is painted red. The lid is hinged from the top of the scene, and the box rests flat. The work is signed with the name of the work and the name of the artist.




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