This traditional Kholui box is a creation of Milyushina, Tatiana. It features the main characters from the Pushkin's "Tale of Sleeping Princess and Seven Bogatyrs". Here we can see the wicked Queen looking at her magic glass and asking: Who is the most beautiful woman in the kingdom? (the left bottom corner); the Queen's servant who has come to poison the Sleeping Princess with the apple (the center of the composition); all seven bogatyrs hastening to save their sworn sister (the upper right corner); and the crystal coffin where the Sleeping Princess has been put after being poisoned. The box's exterior is decorated with intricate gold and silver ornaments.
On each of the box's sides Milyushina has painted an additional scene set into an oval. The front side features the Sleeping Princess who is ready to eat the poisoned apple; the right side shows the Moon that has a human face; on the rear side we can see Prince Yelisey asking the Wind where he can find his bride; the left side depicts the Sun that like the Moon has a human face. The box is made out of papier-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box.The lid is hinged from the top of the scene, and the box rests on four legs. The work is signed with the artist's name, the title and the village of Kholui. Dimensions (inches): 8 x 6 x 3.5. Condition: Mint in box from smoke free environment. The item "Kholui Russian Lacquer Box 5 Sides Sleeping Princess and Seven Bogatyrs" is in sale since Wednesday, March 22, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian". The seller is "jewelbox831" and is located in Capitola, California.
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