Skomorokhi Carnival Box. Acrobats, musicians, a brown bear and a small dog come together in a kaleidoscope of frenzied activity. A Skomorokh (Скоморох) was a prominent musician and entertainer of Muscovy and Kievan Rus' from the 10th-17th centuries. Completely hand painted circa 1999, Russia. 3¾" diameter by 2" in height. Signed by the artist on the bottom of the box. 1 only, as shown.