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Item #0000101981

The Snow Maiden (1997)

from Palekh by Tatyana Smirnova
3.25" x 2.50" x 1.00"(8.26 x 6.35 x 2.54 cm)
Inspired by the fairytales:
The Snowmaiden

Gallery Price: $ 375.00
Internet Price: $ 345.00
None currently available
With a bird in her right hand, and a rabbit and a fox at her feet, The Snow Maiden is surely in her element in this wintry forest. Palekh artist Tatyana Smirnova drew this small box in 1997 in her inimitable endearing style. The animals and maiden herself are all drawn sympathetically and you would love to be in their company. Very thin lines of gold and silver help define the shapes of the objects in the drawing and give it a subtle glow. There are fine ornaments on the top and sides. The box is made out of papier mache and sits flat. It has a red interior. Signed with the name of the artist, village and year. On the bottom, Smirnova has written in gold leaf "Made in Russia" and draws her signature TC mark.

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