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Title: Sadko
Artist: Pozhidaev Yuriy
Size (cm): 11.5x19.5x5
Size (inches): 4.5x7.75x2
Price : $950 SOLD!





This masterful creation was composed by talented Artist Yuriy Pozhidayev from the village of Palekh. His pieces have a unique elegance about them that captures the medieval essence of the tales he frequently uses as subject matter. Color and ornamentation work wonders when applied by an experienced hand. This piece is a great example of that.
The box features a scene from the Russian fairy-tale of Sadko.
The palette contains very bold and vivacious colors. The predominance is given to reds, blues and greens. Gold and aluminum paints are used to detail the scene throughout. Gold and aluminum are also used to decorate the box's exterior with intricate floral and leafy patterns.
The box is made out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The lid is hinged at the left, and the box rests on four legs. The work is signed with the artist's name, Palekh, and the year of 2006.