Baba Yaga says, ""Intelligence ripens with age."" In Slavic oral traditions, Baba Yaga was the old crone of autumn who lived in the last sheaf of harvested grain. Fittingly, the woman who bound that sheaf would bear a child the next spring, for the old Baba was also guardian of the fountain of the waters of life. Her legend suggests she was the preserver of herbal knowledge and medicinal healing.
[Image from oral tradition.]
7 1/2"" x 5 1/4"" gypsumstone plaque, iron verdigris color finish.