At full speed did she fly in her iron mortar
Pen and ink and watercolour.
Illustration for The Death of Koshchei the Deathless
from Andrew Lang's The Red Fairy Book
, published by The Folio Society, 2008. [link]
File scanned from a proof.
Baba Yaga is a very prominent figure in slavic folklore - a witch who travels through the air in her mortar, urging it on with her pestle and sweeping away her traces with a broom. Another of her famous appearances is in the tale of Vasilissa the Fair
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