Gorodets Panel (Городецкое Панно). Two symmetrical birds placed beneath a garland of flowers. All Gorodets painting (Городецкая роспись) is symbolic. For example, a horse appears as a symbol of wealth, a bird indicates happiness, and flowers are symbols health and prosperity, especially when beginning a business. Gorodets wood painting is a folk craft that originated in the Nizhny Novgorod region in the second half of the 19th century in the Trans-Volga villages near Gorodets. It has has its roots in the making and painting of spinning wheels and distaffs. Original label on the back. Wood, tempera, lacquer. 8" x 11¾".