"Agafia", Russian Nesting Doll, n85a, 6"
"Agafia", 6", art. Kulikov. A traditional doll : a girl in red scarf with flowers painted on the front. Crafted by hand in Moscow, Russia.
Agafia is a Russian form of Agatha. Latinized form of the Greek name Αγαθη (Agathe), derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos) meaning "good". Saint Agatha was a 3rd-century martyr from Sicily who was tortured and killed after spurning the advances of a Roman official. The saint was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). The mystery writer Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was a famous modern bearer of this name.