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Title: Morozko
Artist: Yagodkina Serafima
Size: 9x12x3
Size (inches): 3.5x4.75x1.25
Price: $195 $150

This box was painted by a talented Palekh artist Yagodkina Serafima.
The box shows a scene from Russian fairy-tale "Morozko" or "Father Frost".
It tells about a little girl who was sent to the forest on a bitterly cold night by her cruel stepmother. The stepmother intends to kill the girl because she is more beautiful and hardworking than her own daughter. The end of the tale is happy; the girl is rewarded while her stepmother and stepsister are punished.
On this composition we can see a girl in the winter forest, with a coat on her shoulders covered by Father Frost and the chest full of treasures, that a girl was awarded.
The work is a good example of intricate Palekh art. The green colors become electric, the reds and whites passionate. Hair thin gold and silver accents have been used extensively throughout the composition adding rich luminescence and delicacy to the piece!
Composition is framed with gold ornament, the box's sides are decorated with intricate gold and aluminum leafy pattern.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the piece while red lacquer completes the interior of the work.
The lid is hinged from the left of the box, and the box rests flat. The artist wrote her name and the village name of Palekh along the bottom of the composition in gold paint.

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