"Vladimir of Kiev", Russian Authentic Unique Wooden Collectible Santa, s159, 16"H x 11.8"W

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"Vladimir of Kiev", Russian Authentic Unique Wooden Collectible Santa, s159, 16"H x 11.8"W

A beautifully carved Russian Santa from solid linden displaying craftsmanship at its finest. In the front, Santa's snow-silver and blue coat and majestic white fur hat are exquisitely detailed on an intricately blue nave dust of leaves and wintry flowers. The colors of the coat change whimsically when you turn the Santa around. A striking sight meets your eyes - bold blue and purple and silver and white colors interweave in a complicated and rich pattern that is nostalgically reminiscent of the clothing warn by the Czars that ruled Russia in the past. The Santa holds an ornate staff in one hand. His face is chiseled to perfection, radiating kindness and good will. Signed by the renowned artist, Natalia Rasskazova, this piece is unique in its imposing stature, the complexity and balance of the work, and the fine hand carving.
Unique. The full size: 16"H x 13"W x 8"D. Solid linden wood, 5.5 years of drying before carving.
He is named after "Vladimir of Kiev", a Russian Saint, who was a Prince of Novgorod, Great Prince of Kiev and the Ruler of Kievan Rus for 35 years (980-1015). Originally pagan Vladimir baptized Kievan Rus.

SKU: s159
Retail Price: $5,499.00