"Emelya's Surprise" (Удивление Емели). From the Russian Folk Tale "By the command of the pike" (По щучьему велению). Lazy (but lucky) Emelya has just pulled the magical pike from out of the fishing hole with his bare hands. The fish implores him to spare his life and life for Emelya changes completely. The water buckets lie askew nearby, soon to come to life, fill up with water, and walk themselves back home. Detailed jewel-like walrus bone (tusk) carving, circa late 1960's-early 1970's. Unknown label, but probably Tobolsk. 3" x 2½" x 1½". 1 only.