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Title: Tale of the Golden Rooster
Artist: Dobrin Yevgeniy
Size: 26x18x10
Size (inches): 10.5x7.75x4
Price : $2250 SOLD!


Well-known and established Kholui artist Evgeniy Dobrin has painted this complex composition. The coloration captures the eye while the scenery holds each character in a uniquely sentimental way. The artist uses gold paint to accent the composition and make a viewer want to be attracted to it. Every detail is delicately manipulated for a great overall effect!
The box depicts a scene from the Pushkin's Fairy-tale of "Golden Cockerel".
From this popular tale we know that Tsar Dodon has sent his sons out to find the enemy that threatens his Kingdom. Instead of enemy army, the sons find the tent of a beautiful maiden, the Shamakha Queen. Both of them fall in love with her and nobody of them wants to share such a beauty with the other. As a result of it, they command their armies to battle each other.
Tsar Dadon waits for his sons' return for some time. Realizing that they may get into trouble, he goes himself to see what is wrong, and discovers his sons dead; he also encounters the beautiful Shamakha Queen and is instantly smitten with her beauty. He forgets about his boys and asks her to come back to his kingdom.
Tsar Dadon returns to his kingdom with the Shemakha Queen intending to marry her. He is stopped by the astrologer who asks to fulfill his promised wish, but astrologer wishes to marry the Shemakha Queen instead of Tsar Dadon. Swelling with rage Dadon strikes the astrologer with his staff, while simultaneously the cockerel pecks Dadon to the death.
The box is constructed from paper-mache.
The edges of the lid and its sides are decorated with beautiful patterns painted in gold and in silver. The exterior of the box is painted with black lacquer while the interior is completed with red lacquer.
The lid is hinged to the top of the composition and the box rests on four legs. The work is signed with the artist's name and village of Kholui, date and title.

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