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Title: Palm Sunday
Artist: Shavirin Boris
Size: 11x14.5x3.5
Size (inches): 4.25x5.75x1.25
Price : $1100 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 17-18th century in Moscow. Looking at this scene the viewer can easily imagine how the citizens of Moscow looked like several centuries ago.
The work is called "Palm Sunday" and show the family coming back from the Church, holding in their hands the first plants that are appearing after the Winter. Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in all four canonical Gospels.
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. Metal gold inlays can be found in the kokoshniks(head-wear) of the depicted woman and girl and in the cupolas of the cathedral painted in the foreground. Several mother-of-pearl pieces are inlayed as well in the whole composition.They are shining through the costumes of a girl,boy and woman, through the fence on the right and through the wall of a wooden house behind the family and a church on the background.
The box is made out of paper-mache. Composition is framed with a rich golden line. 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 2015.

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