Bisimbi Bi Masa
Habitat - Forests near lakes, rivers and pounds.
Origins - Congo
Beautiful creatures that live in natural water places, they are know for causing skin disease that only they can cure with their haunting cries. They are so dangerous that only skilled herbalist risk entering places where they are known to be.
Portrait of Kalmyk girl Annushka, 1767, oil on canvass 93*78. Annushka, a Kalmyk of Western Mongolian Oirat ancestry, was a serf and pupil of Countess Varvara Sheremeteva, daughter of Count Sheremetev. Argunov himself was a serf of Count Sheremetev (1713-1788). In her hands Annushka is holding the portrait of the late Count Varvara Sheremeteva.