Music Box, Saint Basil with cross
Item No 003497
This hand-painted wooden music box is modeled after St Basil’s Cathedral (Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat) in Moscow. It spins when the music plays and is topped by a three-bar cross. The music is a traditional Russian folk melody.
If you visited or would like to visit Moscow, Russia, a high point would be the cathedral dominating Red Square. The multi-domed structure includes 10 churches - a central Cathedral of the Intercession and eight surrounding churches. A 10th church was added in honor of St Basil the Fool.
The architectural style is described as “Old Russian Style.” There is much speculation of its origins - some say Asiatic elements from southern Russia to ancient wood churches in northern Russia. Regardless, the effect is dazzling! The colorful and decorative smaller domes surround the central tower. The central design is topped with a traditional three barred Russian cross.
Each model is hand made of wood and painted in Russia artwork may vary). The bottom is decorated in a “Khokloma” designs - that is red, black, and gold floral with berries.
A fun addition to a music model collection.
Dimensions: 4.25 x 8 inches
4.25 x 8 inches