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Title: Lel and Snowmaiden
Artist: Kuzmenko Galina
Size: 12.5x9.5x4
Size (inches): 5x3.75x1.5
Price: $185 $165

This attractive Palekh box was painted by Kuzmenko Galina.
Here the artist has depicted a scene from the most popular Russian fairy-tales, "Snegurochka," in English known as "The Snowmaiden." In the middle of the composition we can see Lel and Snegurochka. The Sprimg has come and Snowmaiden is start melting. We can see a hot red Sun on the backstage of the scene. This is her Good-buy song.
The palette is bright, and filled with a rich spectrum of tempera paints.
The black background provides separation of the sky and earth. Gold and aluminum paint details a majority of the scene, which makes the details bring the scene to life.
The box is constructed out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. Gold dot ornamentation frames the scene, and another expanded pattern, accented with aluminum, wraps around the sides of the box. The box has a hinge above the composition and rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name and Palekh.

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