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Title: Tale of the Sleeping Princess
Artist: Chibisov Roman
Size: 16.5x10x4
Size (inches): 6.5x4x1.5
Price : $1350 SOLD!


Roman Chibisov is a talented Palekh artist whose popularity grows with each his new box. His brilliantly painted works are always very bright as he likes to decorate them with the gold metal leaf inlay. This is another his splendid creation that is a true work of art!
The box features a scene from the popular tale of "The Sleeping Princess" written originally by French writer Charles Perrault in 1696. The French title of the tale is "La belle au bois dormant," which means "The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood." This Charles Perrault's tale has since been adopted into various versions in many countries of the world; in Russia it is known as" The Sleeping Princess" written by A.S. Pushkin.
The plot of this old tale is very interesting. The little long-awaited Princess was born in the kingdom. Her parents organized a sumptuous feast and invited seven young fairies. In those times fairies had a marvelous custom to endow their goddaughters with merits and virtues. When the feast was about to begin, the aged fairy appeared whom no one had thought to invite because people supposed her to be dead or bewitched. She declared that the princess would prick her hand with a spindle, and die of it. The King, the Queen, and all the guests were very afraid of this terrible gift. But at this moment one of the young fairies said: "Take comfort, your Majesties, your daughter won't die. The princess will indeed prick her hand with a spindle. But instead of dying she will merely fall into a profound slumber that will last a hundred years. At the end of that time a king's son will come to awaken her." The prophecy came true. But not only the princess but the whole kingdom fell into a deep sleep.
Here we can see the sleeping people of the enchanted kingdom including the princess, her parents and various servants. From the left of the princess depicted in the center of the scene, Chibisov painted the aged wicked fairy, while from the right of her he drew the prince who has come to awake the princess.
The scene is painted in bright tempera paints over the gold metal leaf inlay. Gold paint is applied with a very thin brush to add various details. The ornamentation of the box's exterior is amazing; it consists of golden rose pattern that shines with gold metal leaf inlay and gold paints.
The box is made out of paper-mache. Red lacquer covers the interior of the box and black lacquer is used to paint the exterior. The lid is hinged, and the box rests on a flat bottom. Signed with the artist's name, the village of Palekh, the year of 2006 and the title.

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