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Title: By the Pikes Will
Artist: Suloeva Nina
Size: 15x13x2.5
Size (inches): 6x5x1
Price : $595 SOLD!


Nina Suloeva from the village of Palekh is the author of this box. It shows a recognizable moment from the popular Russian fairy-tale “By the Pike's Will” or “Emelya and the Magic Pike”. Here we can see Emelya who has caught the magic pike. In return for releasing her, the Magic Pike offers to fulfill Emelia's wishes.
The box's exterior is richly decorated with intricate gold and aluminum ornamentation. Gold and aluminum paints are also used to detail the scene.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. The exterior of the box is painted with black lacquer while the interior is completed with red lacquer. The lid is hinged at top, and the box rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name, Palekh, the title, and the year of 2007.

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