Photo: Courtesy of Halcyon Gallery
We were delighted to be part of the grand unveiling of Genghis Khan‘s (Mongolian: Chinggis Khaan [tʃiŋɡɪs xaːŋ] ) sculpture by Dashi Namdakov on 14 April 2012 at Marble Arch in London, UK. The sculpture stood in central London for over two years and has recently been moved. Sources say that the sculpture of the Great Khaan is in the process of being relocated to Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia.
Halcyon Gallery statement says that “the sculpture weighs 2,714 kg without the plinth, and took the Russian artist Dashi Namdakov two years to complete. Namdakov’s triumphant sculpture depicts Genghis Khan wearing medieval Mongolian armour, with arms outstretched, lost in deep contemplation. The work showcases the artist’s incredible precision and attention to detail through the golden plaques on the livery, scenes of hunting beasts shown in relief and the special ‘antique’ patina of the plaited hair. The overall result is a powerful image of the ancient hero of the Mongols who has become part of our collective global civilization”.
Dashi is a world-famous Russian and Buryat artist, who exhibited at the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. He also worked on the “Mongol” movie as Production Designer. The movie was directed by Sergei Bodrov. A Mongolian folk rock band Altan Urag had also successfully worked with both Dashi and Sergei Bodrov on the movie.
Read more about the grand unveiling of Genghis Khan’s sculpture in London here: