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Title: Baba Yaga
Artist: Shavirin Boris
Size: 11x15x3.5
Size (inches): 4.25x5.75x1.25
Price : $1495 SOLD!


Boris Shavirin is the talented Fedoskino Master who has painted this Baba Yaga, the heroine of several Russian fairy-tales.
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 sit inside her Hut and preparing some food. In front of her we can see a basket full of red poisonous mushrooms-fly agarics. Her servant, Black Cat, is looking of what she is doing from her back.
The dominant colors of the composition are yellow, brown and red. Pieces of mother-of-pearl are shimmered through Baba Yaga's dress, mushrooms in the basket, window and the mortar with a broom.
The sides of a box are imitates the color of a brown marble. The box's exterior is black, while the box's interior is red.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. A hinge is fastened to the left of the composition , and the box rests flat. The work is signed with the year of 2017, Fedoskino, and the author B.Shavirin.

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