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Title: Tale of Princess Frog
Artist: Trofimova Olga
Size: 17x11.5x5.5
Size (inches): 6.75x4.5x2.25
Price: $590 $500
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Description:

This attractive box is a creation of Trofimova Olga, whose favorite themes to depict are folklore and genre scenes.
This piece shows several scenes from the tale of Princess Frog. On the center of a lid we can see a moment when the old Tsar tells Ivan and his brothers to shoot their arrows blindfolded, into a random direction to find them all wifes. The arrows of Ivan's brothers land near the houses of the rich and beautiful maidens. The happy Tsar welcomes his daughters-in-law on the threshold of his palace. On the left side of the box, we can see that Ivan has found his arrow in the swamp and the Frog has pick it up. On the right side of a we can see pike, that helped I van to get an egg, that felt into water.
The story finished with a happy end, and the Frog became a beautiful Princess and entertain a Tsar.
The scenes are painted in bright tempera paints, and richly detailed with gold and silver paints. Gold paint is used to decorate the box's exterior with intricate ornaments.
The box is made out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The lid is hinged from the top of the scenes, and the box rests on a wavy platform. The work is signed with the artist's name and Palekh.




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