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"Snowmaiden and Lel"

Stock #: 510106 Artist: Ivanov,Palekh
Size: 2" X 2" X 1" Reg.$ 69.87
Your price: $ 39

 

The box is signed by the artist and comes with the Certificate of Authenticity.

 

 

Deep in the northern woods there is a palace of Father Frost where he lives with his daughter Snowmaiden and his wife -- Spring. Beautiful Snowmaiden is beloved by every forest inhabiter, but she feels lonely there and her only dream is to go and live with people.

Amazing details of this box, bright golden tones of Palekh attracts attention immideately. This box returns us to pagan times of young Russia when peopleworshiped the main God --Yarilo (Sun) This very old fairy tale (Snowmaiden) is one of the most popular in Russia. For many opera lovers this tale is known as Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "Snegurochka" (1881). Lel, a skilful horn player and a shepherd, was the first person who met Snowmaiden, the daughter of Father Frost and Spring, when she came to live among the common people. Lel became her real friend.


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