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Russian Lacquer Box Tree Bogatyrs (Knights)

Tree Bogatyrs
Tree Bogatyrs
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Price: $1,350.00

Sale Price: $675.00

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Item Number: lb1178

  This gorgeous Russian lacquer box  "Three Bogatyrs"  was hand  made and  handpainted in the town of Fedoskino by a well known talented artist Yastrebov N.
A bogatyr
  or vityaz is a popular character in medieval slavic and Russain legends. Bogatyrs appear mainly in Russian epic poems(bylinas).
Historically, they came into existence during the reign of Vladimir The Great
 (Grand Prince of Kiev from 980 to 1015) as part of his elite warriors (druzhina), akin to Knights of the Round table.Tradition describes bogatyrs as warriors of immense strength, courage and bravery, rarely using magic while fighting enemies. They are characterized as having resounding voices, with patriotic and religious pursuits, defending Rus' from foreign enemies .
 In modern Russian, the word bogatyr labels a courageous hero, an athlete or a physically strong person.
Three of the most famous bogatyrs, Dobrynya Nikitich, Ilya Muromets and Alyosha Popovich, appear together in Victor Vasnetsov's 1898 painting Bogatyrs.
The box is costructed from papier-mache, hinged on the top of the lidand signed on the front bottom of the lid. The miniature is decorated with intricate golden ornaments, stand on four feet and lacquered to perfection with many layers of translusent lacquer. The size of this amazind artwork is 6.25" x 6.25" x 2.1"