"Michael Romanov", 17"H, s8k, Russian Santa, Unique
In Russian legends there is a mythological creature "Sirin", with the head and chest of a beautiful woman and the body of the owl. When this image came from Byzantine and other Southern territories close to Russia (like Serbia) it carried a danger: when the bird was singing, the men followed her and ultimately died. People believed that only happy people could hear a Sirin, while only few could see one because she is as fast and difficult to catch as human happiness. Later her image changed and from the seventeenth century means eternal joy, heavenly happiness and the harmony.
The image of the Bird "Sirin" in Russia was frequently painted and engraved on different items of the family household (pottery, vases, walls). Nowadays this old folkloric tradition is frequently applied to Russian carvings.
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