This lovely golden Russian hand crafted Icon matryoshka nesting doll set is intricately hand carved and hand painted by the artist to create this work of art. This set is actually 5 pieces with 3 Saints represented. The outside piece is that of the Riza or Oklad for the MADONNA AND CHILD doll. This piece is carved and painted in such a way that the Madonna and Child doll is framed perfectly in gold and is surrounded by crosses. This first piece also has the face of Jesus on the very top. The third piece is another RIZA or OKLAD for the fourth doll which is has Jesus Christ painted on it. The fifth doll is that of an angel with the Russian word for ANGEL written on the back. (See close up pictures of each doll below.) This doll is made in Sergei Posad, Russia and is crafted from Linden wood. This nesting doll is signed by the artist and the largest doll measures approximately 7.75 inches tall and the smallest is 1.75 inches.
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