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Title: Tale of a Princess Frog
Artist: Bogdanov Vladimir
Size: 17.5x3.5x2.5
Size (inches): 7x1.25x1
Price: $675 $425
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Description:

This attractive chain box is a creation of Vladimir Bogdanov (born 1956) whose favorite themes to depict are folklore and genre scenes. This talented artist is a participant of various exhibitions since 1985. His works are kept in the Art Fund of Russian Federation.
The piece shows some scenes from the beginning of the tale of Princess Frog. The old Tsar tells Ivan and his brothers to shoot their arrows blindfolded, into a random direction to find a wife. 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.
The scenes are painted in bright tempera paints, and richly detailed with gold and silver paints. Gold and silver paints are also 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 flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name, Palekh, and the year of 2009.




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