Russian, hand carved and painted beautiful OOAK wooden set of 5 NUN nesting dolls , painted by the Russian Artist I. The largest doll is 16.2 cm (6 3/8 inches) tall. Is a member of a religious community of women, typically one living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. She may be a woman who decided to dedicate her life to serving all other living beings or to be an ascetic who voluntarily chooses to leave mainstream society and live her life in prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent. The term "nun" is applicable to Catholics (eastern and western traditions) Orthodox Christians, Anglicans, Lutherans, Jains, Buddhists, Taoists, and Hindus.
While in common usage the terms "nun" and "Sister" are often used interchangeably (the same title of "Sister" for the individual member of both forms), they are considered different ways of life, with a "nun" being a religious woman who lives a contemplative and cloistered life of meditation and prayer for the salvation of others, while a "Religious Sister", in religious institutes like Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, lives an active vocation of both prayer and service, often to the needy, sick, poor, and uneducated. A very unusual item, too good to miss.Nice addition to your collection or just a lovely gift. All my dolls fit inside one another!! Or better yet Be sure to add me to your. And see more unique and interesting things pop up. We speak French , English , German and Russian. Please leave feedback once you have recived the item so that i know it has arrived safely. I will leave feedback in return. Smoke & Pet Free Item. The item "Russian Matryoshka nesting doll 5 pc NUN Monastery candle RYABOV ARTIST RETIRED" is in sale since Friday, October 27, 2017. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls, Clothing & Accessories\Russian Dolls".
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