Russian Glass Art and Ceramic Art

Cardholder "Ruslan fights with the Head"

    Cardholder "Ruslan fights with the Head"

    Russia, Moscow

    early 20th century

    Imperial Stroganov school

    Majolica, colored glaze

    21 x 37 x 28 cm

    The plot of the cardholder is based on the episode of Ruslan's meeting with the Magic Head from A. Pushkin poem "Ruslan and Lyudmila". The work could be inspired by the inkpot by E.A. Lanceray "Ruslan", 1884.

    The cardholder is made in the form of a Magic Head, the magnificent beard of which smoothly develops into the bowl. The figure of Ruslan on horseback, ready for a fight is on the bowl edge.