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Old Monastery

 Old Monastery
 Old Monastery
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Price: $300.00

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Item Number: lb1147

This very beautiful antique Russian lacquer box"Old monastery" was hand painted by a talented artist Shishkin from Fedoskino village. The monastery is located in the heart of  Kostroma town which  stands at the confluence of the Volga and Kostroma rivers. Local legend claims that the town is the home of the Snow Maiden, the granddaughter of the Russian Santa, Grandfather Frost.
Kostroma have a Kremlin fortress. It was built in the 15th century, on a rolling hill on the banks of the Volga River; but it was torn down in 1930, along with the Uspensky (Assumption) Cathedral that stood behind its defensive walls.
Kostroma was a major trading town in the 17th-18th centuries, since a number of regional trade routes between Yaroslavl, Moscow, Vladimir and other cities bisect the town. This gave a substantial boost to the economic development of the town and its surrounding districts.
The Church of Our Saviour-in-the-Rows was built as part of the market square rows. It was one of Kostroma's oldest churches; so when the new columned market square was built, the architects took special pains to include it within the new layout.
The  Holy Trinity Ipatievsky Monastery stands on the banks of the River Kostroma.
The monastery was built in the 14th century and was considered the cradle of the Romanov house. Each successive czar of this eminent dynasty, after coronation, made it their duty to visit the Ipatievsky Monastery with elaborate and expensive gifts.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. The box is hinged to the top of the composition and rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name.