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Title: Ivan and the Fire-Bird
Artist: Paramonova Svetlana
Size: 15x16x4.5
Size (inches): 6x6.25x1.75
Price : $295 SOLD!


This beautiful composition was painted by well-known artist Svetlana Paramonova of Palekh.
The subject of this handsome box is the popular fairy-tale "The Humpbacked Little Pony". This tale tells about the adventures of the stableman Ivan and his faithful friend the Humpbacked Little Pony who is a magical creature.
In the beginning of the Fairy tale Ivan catches the magic mare that have trampled down the rye field of his father. Later on this mane will give birth to two beautiful steeds with the golden mane and to a little Humpbacked Pony. These steeds will be the reason of Ivan's future adventures. By selling them to the Tsar, Ivan finds the job of a tsar's stableman, and soon he is obliged to fulfill the tsar's extravagant tasks: to catch the magic Fire Bird, to kidnap the beautiful Tsar Maiden, to get the Tsar Maiden's ring lost somewhere on the bottom of the ocean, and to bathe in the ice and boiling water. Ivan successfully fulfills all these difficult tasks with the help of his faithful friend the Humpbacked Pony and in the end of the story marries the beautiful Tsar Maiden.
Here we can see a moment, when Ivan has catch the Fire Bird by it's tail.
Bright figures of Ivan and the Fire-Bird are painted in contrast against the black background.
The box is made out of paper-mache. The exterior of the box is painted with black lacquer, while interior is painted red.
The box is hinged from the top of the composition and it rests on a wavy platform with five legs.
The work is signed with the village of Palekh,name of the artist and date of 2016.

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