A Lady wearing a black necklace is an early 7 3/4"" hand carved and hand painted Russian polychrome wooden figure of a woman dressed in elaborate costuming replete with ornate headpiece. Her base is not stamped, so I cannot determine if she is Pre- or Post-1922. After the Russian Revolution, these figures were stamped "Soviet Union," according to the Colemans. Trihedral dolls were carved from one piece of wood and then painted expressively in traditional colors and costuming by peasants. The figures represented men, women, and children from various positions in Russian society. A lady wearing a black necklace remains in sturdy condition, with soil, wear, and nicks/chips commensurate with age. More notably chipped is her nose. She is an early and historically significant Russian treasure.