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Vintage Russian Arkhangelsk Folk Art Clay Figure


Vintage Russian Arkhangelsk Folk Art Clay Figure

Vintage Russian Arkhangelsk Folk Art Clay Figure














Vintage Russian Arkhangelsk Folk Art Clay Figure

This animal figure is from the Archangelsk region in Russia, and is of a different style than the other brown animal figures from the same region, illustrating the artistic creativity that went into the making of these figures. This is the only one like it in this collection. However, based on this more refined decorative style, the slightly brighter pigment color and better condition—in contrast to more "primitive" or naive style of the other brown figures—my guess is that this piece is more recent, perhaps made in the 1950-s or 1960's. It is hand-formed and made of natural clay and pigment. It is a mythological creature, as it has three legs, appears to be a hoofed animal, perhaps a sheep or goat, with painted wings and decorative blanket or carpet on the the back of it's charming gourd-like body. Condition is excellent with no paint wear or cracks. Dimensions are 4 1/2" from nose to tip of tail and 3 7/8" tall.

Item #: fa11
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