Costume design for Skorokhod (Messenger) in The Tale of Tsar Saltan

Maker and role
Artist: Natalia Gontcharova, Russian, 1881-1962
Year
1932

Media/materials
Graphite on paper
Credit line
Gift of the Tobin Foundation for Theatre Arts
Accession number
TL1998.37.33
Department
Location
Theatre production information
Opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Produced at the National Opera House of Lithuania, Kovno, 1932.
Further information
Skorokhod is a person who has the ability to walk very fast. In ancient times, a skorokhod was a servant who ran in front of a carriage, as well as a messenger. In fairy tales, magic boots with which one could walk over mountains and hills were called skorokhods.
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