"Sergius of Valaam", Russian Collectible Musical Doll, rp15pa, 7.5"
This is Russian "Nevalyazhka" - a Rolly-Polly musical doll. It has no other nests and does not open. It has a bell inside and can make a sound. It is crafted completely by hand: made out of linden wood, painted with acrylic paint with authentic gold and also encrusted with seventy five semi precious stones. The piece is unique and has no repetition. The artist invented this style of musical doll with gold and stones long time ago but always applied new pattern ideas and decoration. NP., Russia. The list of stones used is provided after the purchase.
It is called after of the founder of the Valaam monastery, who brought Christianity to the Karels and Finns tribes.