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The Legend Of Sadko

The Legend Of Sadko
The Legend Of Sadko
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This Russian Lacquered Box is titled "The Legend Of Sadko" and is based on the famous Russian Fairy Tale. This lacquered box was painted by Smirnova. from the village of Fedoskino, Russia. The size of this Russian lacquered box is 8" x 5" x 3". Materials: shell, papier mache, oil paint, gold leaf, lacquer.

The Story of Sadko

Sadko played the gusli on the shores of a lake. The Sea Tsar enjoyed his music, and offered to help him. Sadko was instructed to make a bet with the local merchants about catching a certain fish in the lake; when he caught it (as provided by the Tsar), the merchants had to pay the wager, making Sadko a rich merchant. Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom by Ilya Repin.

Sadko traded on the seas with his new wealth, but did not pay proper respects to the Tsar as per their agreement. The Tsar stopped Sadko's ships in the sea. He and his sailors tried to appease the Sea Tsar with gold, to no avail. Sadko's crew forced him to jump into the sea. There, he played the gusli for the Sea Tsar, who offered him a new bride. On advice, he took the last maiden in a long line, and lay down beside her.

He woke up on the shore and rejoined his wife.