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Title: Story Teller
Artist: Meshkova(Bykova) Yekaterina
Size: 20x15x4.5
Size (inches): 8x6x1.75
Price : $900 SOLD!


This is a creation of Ekaterina Meshkova (former Bikova) from the village of Palekh. It shows the storyteller who tells his fairy-tales to all inhabitants of the forest. Elves, dwarfs, various forest spirits, animals, children from a village located not far from this forest, and even an ogre have gathered on the sunny glade to listen to him.
The composition is complex in its structure. It includes more then twenty human figures of different size, beginning with the huge figure of the ogre and finishing with the tiniest figure of the dwarf; various animals and birds; and the beautiful forest setting filled with rich plant life. Each figure is individualized, and it's obvious that the artist has spent much time thinking over their appearance.
The scene is mostly painted in green and brown tones as they suit perfectly to depiction of a forest setting. Gold paints are used to add various details.
The edges of the lid and the box's sides are decorated with intricate gold ornamentation. For additional decoration the black lacquered surface of the box's sides and exterior bottom are covered with dark green blurry spots; it helps to imitate the coloring of malachite. The box's interior is traditionally red.
The box is constructed from quality paper-mache. The lid is hinged from the top of the composition, and the box rests on four legs. The work is signed, dated (2006) and titled ("Storyteller") by the artist in gold paints on the lid's interior.

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