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Title: The Adventures of Ivan Tsarevich
Artist: Tsyganova Olga
Size: 17x10.5x4
Size (inches): 6.75x4.25x1.5
Price : $650 SOLD!


"The Adventures of Ivan Tsarevich" is the theme of this adorable piece by Olga Tsyganova from the village of Palekh. This tale tells about adventures of Ivan Tsarevich during search of his bride, Marya Tsarevna, stolen by Koshchei the Deathless. Here we can see several fragments from this tale. In the left upper corner Ivan Tsarevich sails to Kochchei's kingdom, holding the map in his hands. In the left bottom corner the Cat tells Ivan the secret with the help of which Ivan can easily penetrate into Koshchei's palace. There is the old oak somewhere in the forest, and the gold casket hangs on its branches. Inside this casket there is the gold key with the help of which Ivan can open the gates of Koshchei's palace. In the right bottom corner the artist depicts the Wolf who shows Ivan the way to its oak, and the wise owl who helps him to take the key out of the casket. In the middle of the composition we can see Ivan Tsarevich standing near Koshchei's palace. The beautiful Princess Marya looks through the window and helps Ivan to deceive the guard. In the right upper corner Ivan Tsarevich and Marya Tsarevna sail back to their native kingdom.
The colors are bold, and have good expressive qualities in the way they are applied by the artist. The composition is highlighted with gold and aluminum paint. Gold beading frames the scene around the lid, while complex gold and aluminum ornamentation decorates its sides.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the box while red lacquer completes the interior of the work. The lid is hinged from the top of the composition and the box rests on four legs. Signed with the artist's name, the village (Palekh), and the year (2005) at the bottom of composition.

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