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