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Title: Mermaids
Artist: Gurileova Aleona
Size: 15.5x12x4.5
Size (inches): 6x4.75x1.75
Price: $225

This rare composition has been drawn by Gurileova Aleona of Kholui.
The work is called "Mermaids", and drawn on the theme of Russian folk feasts. The mermaid week is a next week after the Holy Trinity Day. During this week people were afraid to go to the forest lakes, ponds and swamps as it was believed that mermaids could be met there. According to old legends, mermaids could drag a person into the water, (which is shown on a box).
Chosen palette is dark, but with green, red and white colors. The details are enhanced with brilliant gold paint! This piece is of a high aesthetic quality due to the stylistic elements like color, line work, and detailing, that the artist is able to bring together here.
The edges of the lid and the box's sides are adorned with intricate gold patterns.
The box is constructed 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 painting, and the box rests on four legs. The work is signed with Kholui, the title, and the artist's name.

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