Musical Box “Saint Basil’s Cathedral”

Musical Box “Saint Basil’s Cathedral”
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Price: $49.99
Availability: In Stock
Model: Car80011

 

This unusual music box represents the famous Saint Basil's Cathedral and is located at the Red Square in Moscow. The box contains a musical winding mechanism. When you turn it on the music box will rotate and you will hear a famous Russian song ”Moscow Nights ''. This masterpiece is handcrafted from wood, hand painted and finished with a glossy clear lacquer.

Signed by the artist.

 

Height: 6.5"

Diameter: 4"              

 

Saint Basil's Cathedral

 

This cathedral is the most recognizable symbol of Russia. Its colorful onion domes are instantly recognizable around the world as emblems of Moscow. St. Basil's Cathedral was primarily built by 'Ivan the Terrible', to commemorate the capture of the Tartar stronghold of Kazan, in 1552, which occurred on the Feast of the Intercession of the Virgin. The cathedral was officially named as 'Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin by the Moat'. The cathedral was given the nickname "St. Basil's" after the "holy fool," Basil the Blessed (1468-1552) was hugely popular with the Muscovite masses and even with Ivan the Terrible himself. The design of St. Basil's Cathedral is comprised of nine individual chapels. Each of the nine chapels has a unique onion dome, reflecting a victorious assault on the city of Kazan. The eight-point star of St. Basil's Cathedral is symbolical of the Christian Church, as a guiding light to mankind, showing us the way to the Heavenly Jerusalem. It also represents Virgin Mary, depicted in Orthodox iconography with a veil, decorated with three eight-pointed stars.

 

 

 

 

 

Original Song in Russian (with translation) & Original Song in English (interlaced with Russian parts):

            

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