Virgin Mary - Religious Matryoshka Nesting Dolls
available exclusively at Russian Treasure store.
Model - [Evg5Mary]
Number of dolls: 5
This museum quality set of Matryoshka nesting dolls evokes the viewer’s admiration with the design, color palette and the delicacy of wood carving technique. A famous artist Evgeniev created this fine set of Matryoshka nesting dolls.
This set of five Matryoshka nesting dolls is a fine example of the traditional Russian Orthodox icon painting. The first Matryoshka nesting doll embodies the most sacramental icon for Russian Orthodox Church – Mother Mary holding baby Jesus in her arms. It reproduces the icon of Our Lady of Vladimir, who is regarded as the holy protectress of Russia. Virgin Mary is a symbol of holiness, purity, and family commitment.
The second Matryoshka nesting doll features Jesus holding the Scripture with his immortal message: “A new command I give you: Love one another”. The viewer is virtually stunned by the vibrancy of the colored applied. The intense sky blue of the Jesus’ cloak painted on the second Matryoshka nesting doll points out his divine nature, while the burgundy red of his garments remind of the sufferings Jesus has taken upon himself to atone human sins.
The dainty details of each Matryoshka nesting doll’s representation deserve sheer delight. The golden leaf of the saints’ halos, the ruby, sapphire and emerald gems of Virgin Mary’s finery are exquisitely contrasted against the deep ebony lacquer background of each Matryoshka nesting doll.
If you are looking for a gift for a devout person, consider this set of Matryoshka nesting dolls as a fine piece of Russian artistic work.