Zaporozhye Cossack Artistic Matryoshka (Запорожский казак). A nicely executed matryoshka with raised relief textured added through mixed media. The first doll has a raised pipe, forelocks, earring and braid as well as a ladybug. The other dolls all have the mixed media effect, including traditional head wear, a mustache (2nd doll), and silver crosses (all four).
Handmade and painted. In excellent condition. Moscow, 1993. Signed by the artist (Popov). 6" down to 2". 1 only, as shown.