Please see this ORIGINAL SMALL KHOLUI Lacquer The box is signed with the Artists name. This is a fabulous oil painted picture and the photo dosen't do it justice. The box measures 10.7 cm (4 3/16 inches) long, 8.3 cm (3 1/4 inches) wide, 1.8 deep. Aquatic creature with a female human head and torso and the tail of a.
Mermaids have a broad representation in folklore, literature, and popular culture. The word is a compound of mere, the. Word for "sea", and maid, a woman.
The male equivalent is a. Mermaids sometimes sing to people and gods and enchant them, distracting them from their work and causing them to walk off the deck or run their ships aground. Other stories depict them squeezing the life out of drowning men while attempting to rescue them. They are also said to carry humans down to their underwater kingdoms. It is said that they forget that humans cannot breathe underwater, while others say they drown men out of spite.
Are sometimes portrayed in later. As mermaid-like; in fact, some languages use the same word for both bird and fish creatures, such as the Maltese word'sirena'.Animals that can transform themselves from seals to humans. Loved a mortal shepherd and unintentionally killed him. Ashamed, she jumped into a lake to take the form of a. But the waters would not conceal her divine beauty. Thereafter, she took the form of a mermaidhuman above the waist, fish belowthough the earliest representations of Atargatis showed her as a fish with a human head and legs, similar to the. The Greeks recognized Atargatis under the name Derketo. Prior to 546 BC, the.
Proposed that mankind had sprung from an aquatic species of animal. He thought that humans, with their extended.
Could not have survived otherwise. This idea reappeared as the. A popular Greek legend turns. Into a mermaid after she died.
She lived, it was said, in the. " , to which the correct answer was: "He lives and reigns and conquers the world. Any other answer would spur her into a rage. (2nd century AD) in De Dea Syria ("Concerning the Syrian Goddess") wrote of the Syrian temples he had visited:Among them - Now that is the traditional story among them concerning the temple. But other men swear that.
Whose deeds are many in. Also founded this site, and not for. But for her own Mother, whose name was.I saw the likeness of Derketo in. It is woman for half its length, but the other half, from thighs to feet, stretched out in a fish's tail. Is entirely a woman, and the grounds for their account are not very clear. To be sacred, and they never eat them; and though they eat all other. They do not eat the. For she is holy so they believe. And these things are done, they believe, because of Derketo and. The first because Derketo has the shape of a fish, and the other because ultimately Semiramis turned into a.
Well, I may grant that the temple was a work of Semiramis perhaps; but that it belongs to Derketo I do not believe in any way. Some people do not eat fish, and that is not done to honor Derketo. The boxes most widely sought after come from one of four small Russian villages.
Special schools have been established at these places where artists train for four years before they become members of each village's art community. Each village also has its unique style. Kholui is among the most ancient villages in the Vladimir-Suzdal area. Legend has it that arts and crafts were practiced in these parts from as early as the time of the Tatar-Mongol invasion. In the 1230-40s the highly developed urban culture of Northeastern Russia was almost wiped out by the Tatar-Mongol hordes.The local people fled to remote marshlands that were inaccessible to the Tatar cavalry. Kholui may well have been such a place, its name meaning "marshlands" in Finno-Ugrian languages. The first recorded mention of the settlement in Kholui goes back to the mid-16th century. It is the deed issued by the grand prince Ivan Vasilievich to the Trinity-St. Sergius Monastery near Moscow relieving the Starodubsky salt works of obligations to the state.
This indicates that at the time Kholui was owned by the monastery, which supplied Moscow with that highly prized commodity, salt. Document of the 17th century already mention Kholui icon-painters. These documents are dated 1613, the year when the Kholui sloboda (settlement exempt from state obligations) was given as an allodium to Prince Dmitry Mikhailovich Pozharsky who liberated Moscow besieged by the Poles in 1612.
The level of literacy in the icon-painting centers of Kholui, Palekh and Mstera was markedly superior to that among the peasants of surrounding villages. In 1861 the village community opened the Sofinskaya School in Kholui with the assistance of Duchess Sofia Bobrinskaya.Almost the whole male population of Kholui was engaged in iconmaking. In the 1870s, many icon-painting shops sprang up, some of them were quite large, such as the two-storied workshop of Blinnichev which had craftsmen from Kholui and Palekh: among them were the Kryukovs-father Alexander and his sons Pavel and Ivan; the Denisovs-father Ivan and sons Ivan and Alexander; V.
Professor Kondakov, who visited the old icon-making centers of Palekh, Mstera and Kholui in 1900, pointed out that the craft of icon painting was sustained in those areas thanks to old legends. Student of icon-painting centers in the Vladimir gubernia in the 19th century, including Palekh, Mstera and Kholui pointed out that Kholui as an icon-paining center Predated all others. The first experiments in papier-mch miniature painting were made in Kholui as early as in 1928. By that time the artists of Palekh, looking for ways to apply their icon-painting skills, Started decorating papier-mch boxes following the technology they borrowed from the Fedoskino artists. But while the latter used oil, the Palekh artists used tempera technique.Kholui artists decorated several semi-processed plates and boxes made in Palekh. Kholui lacquer workshops were founded in 1993 on the basis of an artistic Guild, which existed since 1934. Kholui miniature painting is executed with egg yolk tempera over papier-mch articles. They represent folklore and historic subjects, everyday life motive with stylized figures, which are depicted against the stylized landscape background. Famous artists are involved into the workshops activities; each of them is of person of vivid talent and inimitable individuality. Their creative won great fame - their artworks were rewarded with high awards, including the Great Silver Medal of the International Exhibition in Bruxelles. The artists were rewarded with honorary titles of Peoples Artist and Honored Artist of the Russian Federation; they also were honored with the Russian Federation State Prize named after Ilya Repin. Please leave feedback once you have recived the item so that i know it has arrived safely. I will leave feedback in return. We speak French , English , German and Russian. Smoke & Pet Free Item. The item "Russian hand painted small KHOLUI LACQUER Box MERMAID ORLOVA signed Unique GIFT" is in sale since Wednesday, January 14, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Trinket Boxes". The seller is "tom3burma" and is located in Norwich. This item can be shipped worldwide.