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Title: Moscow.St.Basil's Cathedral
Artist: Zimin Alexey
Size: 20x27x10
Size (inches): 8x10.5x4
Price: $850 $550

This marvelous large box was painted by Alexey Zimin from the village of Fedoskino. It shows the famous historical monument, the Saint Basil's Cathedral, which is located in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. Besides oil paints the artist has used here several pieces of mother-of-pearl,that are shines through the walls and domes of the Cathedral and the pavement in front of it. This cathedral has the second official name- the Pokrovskiy Cathedral.
The Cathedral, which was commissioned by Ivan IV (also known as Ivan the Terrible) in Moscow to commemorate the capture of the Khanate of Kazan. In 1588 Tsar Fedor Ivanovich had a chapel added on the eastern side above the grave of Basil Fool for Christ (yurodivy Vassily Blazhenny), a Russian Orthodox saint after whom the cathedral was popularly named.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. The interior of the box is covered with red lacquer, the box's exterior is covered with black lacquer. The lid is hinged, and the box sits on four legs. The work is signed with the artist name, Fedoskino school and title.

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