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Title: Sivka-Burka
Artist: Bonokin Dmitriy
Size: 22.5x15.5x6.5
Size (inches): 9x6.25x2.25
Price: $1495 $1300

This large box was paintedby a talented artist Dmitry Bonokin from the village of Palekh. The subject of the work is based on the popular Russian Fairy-Tale "Sivka-Burka".
It tells about the adventures of the youngest of three brothers, Ivan the Simpleton. For his courage and easy temper, his father presented him the magic horse, Sivka-Burka that was ready to serve Ivan. With the help of Sivka-Burka's magic powers, Ivan managed to jump to the highest tower in the king's palace, where the king's daughter was standing, and take the ring she was holding. This made him the victor in a contest, and for performing this feat he was allowed to marry the tsar's daughter.
The scene is filled with a great amount of minor details that help to imagine this tempting episode of the Fairy-Tale. Gold and aluminum are used to detail and highlight virtually every portion of the composition. This enhances the already lustrous palette and makes the scene sparkle from within. Gold is also used to frame the painting with attractive patterns, whilee he sides of the box are decorated with rich ornament painted in silver and gold colors.
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 at the top of the scene. The work is signed with the artist's name, Palekh, the title and the year of 2017.

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