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Item #0000100673

Tale of the Dead Princess (2006)

from Palekh by D. Volkov
4.00" x 3.00" x 1.25"(10.00 x 7.00 x 3.00 cm)
Inspired by the fairytales:
Tale of the Dead Princess

Gallery Price: $ 365.00
Internet Price: $ 335.00
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The seven bogatyrs race off on horseback for a day of knightly deeds, leaving the princess, whom they think of as a sister, home with only their dog for company. Despite their warnings about strangers, she has accepted an apple from a beggar woman, who was really her wicked stepmother in disguise. The dog leaps, barking, at her, but cannot reach the fruit in time. Meanwhile, the princess's fiance searches for his lost bride after her strange disappearance. In desperation, he raises his hands to the sky and asks the very sun if it has seen his beloved. The scene is nicely painted in bold colors with thoughtfully placed golden accents. This box is made of high quality papier mache and is signed on the lid with the artist's name and village. There is no hinge, and the interior is red lacquer. The base of the piece is flush. A striking traditional work by D. Volkov.

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