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Winter Troika

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We are glad to present you an absolutely new nesting doll Winter Troika. Troika is the famed carriage or sleigh pulled by three horses abreast, and almost a symbol of Russia. For those who do not know it, here is the celebrated passage from Gogol's "Dead Souls": "Eh, thou troika, thou that art a bird. Who conceived thee? Me thinks 'its only among a spirited folk that thou couldst come into being? Ah, these steeds, what steeds they are! Are there whirlwinds perched upon your manes? Is there a sensitive ear, alert as a flame, in your every fibre? Ye have caught the familiar song coming down to you from above, and all as one, and all in the same strained your brazen chests and almost without touching earth with your hooves, ye have become all transformed into straight lines cleaving to the air, and the troika tears along, all inspired by God!".

There are 5 figures of beautiful dolls in the nest. All of the girls are wearing in the traditional Russian clothes - sarafans (women's dress) and blouses richly decorated with embroidered patterns, headscarves on the heads which always were a real work of art and it was shown by artist. The artist has painted each face with extreme life-like detail and expression.

This doll is signed by the russian artist N. Moskvartseva.

In work the artists used tempera with egg emulsion and fine polecat brushes. Very rich and bright paints including gold ("patal") are used. All the drawings of this item are made by the real artist so delicate and subtle, that as a whole the doll is just breathtaking! Everything is shining and sparkling.

Egg-tempera paint is the primary medium used to paint the composition on this box. The palette is full of colors that are bright and vibrant. All aspects of the scene are intricately detailed with fine lines created with precise brushwork. Gold and aluminum paints are also used to add even more detail. There is a great sense of balance and linear flow in these compositions.

The tallest one is
  • 7 1/4", the smallest - 1 3/4"

    Signed by the Russian artist!

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