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Title: Flying Carpet
Artist: Konovalova Valentina
Size: 12.5x8x3
Size (inches): 5x3x1.25
Price: $225 $175

Talented artist Konovalova Valentina from the village of Palekh has painted this scene with a Flying Carpet.
It features an episode from the fairy-tale "Ivan Tsarevich and the Firebird". Here we can see Ivan Tsarevich flying on the magic carpet with Princess Elena. In his hand he is holding a cage with the Firebird in it. He intends to fulfill the last errand given him by the old tsar; he must find the beautiful Princess Elena, and bring her to the tsar.
Gold paint is used to detail the characters' costumes and trees, and Sun and the Moon.
The scene is framed with a golden dots.The box's sides are decorated with intricate golden ornament. The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the box while red lacquer completes the interior of the work. The lid is hinged to the top of the composition, and the box rests flat. The work is signed with the artist's name and the village of Palekh.

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