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Title: Tale of a Sleeping Beauty and seven Champions
Artist: Kornilov Alexander
Size: 12x9x3
Size (inches): 4.75x3.5x1
Price: $195 $165

This Palekh box was painted by a well-known artist , Alexander Kornilov.
It depicts episode from the fairy tale of the most famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin "Tale of the Sleeping Princess and the Seven Bogatyrs."
This tale tells about the beautiful girl who suffered from her beauty. Her wicked and envious stepmother tried to kill her several times intending to surpass her in beauty. The end of this story is happy. The girl's suitor, Prince Yelisey, saved the girl. He kissed her, and the girl awakened up from the eternal sleep.
In this composition we can see a moment when the servant of the wicked Queen tries to kill the Sleeping Princess with the help of a poisoned apple. After the bite of this apple, the Princess fall asleep.
Gold and aluminum paint details a majority of the scene, which makes the details more bright and attractive.
Gold dot ornamentation frames the scene, and another expanded pattern, accented with aluminum, wraps around the sides of the box.
The box is constructed out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box.
The box has a hinge above the composition and rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name and the village of Palekh.

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