Rybakov Alexander is the talented Kholuy artist responsible for the delightful assembly of color and design before you. Delicious detail, stunning decoration and a rather sublime palette make this composition quality in the highest degree. Here the artist has chosen to depict several scenes from the legendary tale "Crystal Mountain".
The artist uses a wide range of colors from his palette, which makes this piece come to life. Gold paint is used to highlight the scene, but is limned on in such a manner that it provides the palette with extra flair.
Everything is detailed with the utmost precision. Each character appears as an individual, there is variation in the faces and moods of the people from left to right. The landscape is also amazingly detailed.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the piece while radiant red lacquer completes the interior of the work. A hinge has been fastened to the top of the composition. The lid's composition has been framed with a thin string of golden beads that reflects nicely in the golden contours within the composition. Gold floral ornamentation, with aluminum accents, wraps around the sides of the box. The artist has written the title, Kholuy and his name at the exterior of base of the box.