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    Posted 3 years ago

    betweenthe…
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    Unsure of the provenance of this beautiful hand-painted box. The motifs and style look Scandinavian to me.

    I'm wondering if a fairytale is depicted. The man on horseback has a green face so I was thinking Green Knight (not necessarily of Arthurian legend but of the Danish fairytale.) Also, what is the pointy hat with the scalloped edge that the girl wears? She has a blonde braid, which leads me to believe the painting is perhaps of Scandinavian origin. However, the horse the man rides has three plumes on his head, which reminds me of the Prince of Wales' heraldic badge. Also, there are some rosemaling techniques employed in this painting but they're not overtly used.

    Any ideas?

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    1. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 3 years ago
      Thank you, jscott0363, TassieDevil and hot2cultcha.
    2. rockbat, 3 years ago
      I think this is great.
    3. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much, rockbat. Thank you, aura.
    4. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 3 years ago
      Thank you, officialfuel.
    5. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 3 years ago
      Thank you, SEAN68 and Radegunder.
    6. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 3 years ago
      Thank you, Karenoke and Hunter.
    7. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 3 years ago
      Thank you, Rick55.
    8. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      Very colourful and beautiful, just in time for the Holidays.
      Congrats

      Regards
      Alan
    9. bananapeel, 3 years ago
      Lovely. Are the two little animals eating something together?
    10. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much, Alan2310 and bananapeel. Bananapeel, it does indeed look like they're sharing something, right? It almost looks like spaghetti to me. My husband suggested maybe it's thread and they're making something.
    11. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 3 years ago
      Thank you, melaniej.
    12. bananapeel, 3 years ago
      Oh, I like the thread idea that your husband had. ;)
    13. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 3 years ago
      I do as well, bananapeel. I just wish I knew if the painting told a traditional story, or if it was just one person's imagination and their own story.

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