"Pavel Nachimov", 20"H, s259, Russian Unique Wooden Collectible Santa
A beautifully carved Russian Santa from solid linden displaying craftsmanship at its finest. His gown is painted all around (tempera and gouache) with winter scenes. His face is chiseled to perfection, radiating kindness and good will. Unique. 20"H x 8.4"W. Museum quality work. Unique.
Admiral Pavel Nakhimov was one of the most distinguished commanders of the Russian Navy (The Crimean War with Turks, 1853-1856) during the siege of Sevastopol.