portable goddesses


I have a weakness for matryoshka dolls.

pictured here is the original set of the Russian nesting dolls, made in 1892. The dolls were a collaboration: carved by Vasily Zvezdochkin and painted by Seregi Malyutin. These eight ladies snagged the bronze medal at the 1900 Exposition Universelle.

Date Photo: 2000, Doll: 1892
Source: Sergiev Posad Museum of Toys, Russia
Author: Photo: RK812

About ♔ la dauphiine ♔

Connecticut-based jewelry monger, history buff, Mets fan. On the hum-drum side, call me a lauded poet, novelist and ghost-writer. (That's right, I haunt prose.)
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1 Response to portable goddesses

  1. sammiwitch says:

    I love matryoshka dolls! Thanks so much for posting this; I’ll be smiling all day 🙂 Brightest Blessings


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