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Title: Summer Troyka
Artist: Kuzmenko Galina
Size: 12x9x3
Size (inches): 4.75x3.5x1.25
Price : $195 SOLD!


Galina Kuzmenko is the artist, who has painted this traditional Palekh box that features a lady riding in the carriage. The coachman whips quietly the horses with the reins making them race faster and faster.
Subdued tones of tempera paints predominate here. Gold and aluminum paint is applied within the composition to add brightness and detail. The application of metallic paint is very subtle yet yields great results.
The edges of the lid are decorated with simple patterns composed of gold beads accompanied by silver flowers. The box's sides are adorned with an elegant leafy pattern completed with silver flowers.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the piece while dark red lacquer completes the interior of the work. The box has a hinge from the top of the scene, and rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name, the village of Palekh and the year of 2017.

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