This impressive large five-sided casket has the painting on four of it's sides and the lid. The artist of this magnificent work is Makarychev Alexander from the village of Kholui. It is another piece from his series of architectural works.
On the top of the box the artist has depicted the view of St.Basil's Cathedral on a Red Square of Moscow and the whole Kremlin including all the towers.
On the front side we can see the glorious sight of the Temple of Christ the Saviour.
On the right side the artist depicted the Spasskaya tower at the Red Square.
On the left side we can see the St.Basil's Cathedral.
On the rear side we can see a view of Moscow Kremlin including Tsar Bell.
To paint this box the artist has used blue, pink, and white tones that are traditional for the Kholui Art School palette. Gold paint used to detail only the scene painted on the box's lid. Each scene is outlined with gold, and then framed with intricate gold ornaments.
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 top, and the box rests on four legs.
The box is signed on the lid with the title, Kholui and the artist name.
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