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#008088

Title: Baba Yaga
Artist: Kozlova Alla, Kozlov Alexander
Size: 18x14x8.5
Size (inches): 7x5.5x3.25
Price : $4950 SOLD!

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Description:

This interesting box painted over the sea shell was created by a tandem of mother and son- Alla and Alexander Kozlovs.
Baba-Yaga is the oldest character of the Slavonic mythology. Originally Baba-Yaga was the goddess of death; people imagined her as a woman with the snake tail who guarded the entrance into the other world and accompanied the souls of dead people into the Kingdom of the Dead. Baba-Yaga is the most famous figure in Russian fairy-tales that represents evil. It is a character of such fairy-tales as "Marya Morevna", "Princess Frog", "The Tale of Life Water and Youth Giving Apples", and many, many others.
In this composition Baba-Yaga has gathered a full basket of poisonous mushrooms and flying in her mortal to her wooden hut, stayed on the chicken legs. In front of the hut we can see a maiden in Russian 18th century costume and two mystical maiden looking characters with wings. Over the hut we can see the three headed dragon.
The composition is painted in a blue palette of oil paints. The box's exterior is painted in same blue pallette as the composition. The box's interior is painted red.
The box is constructed from paper-mache and the lid is made of a sea shell. A hinge is fastened to the ltop of the composition , and the box rests flat.The box is signed with the artists names.




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