Sunday, 16 December 2012

Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan on his horse looks even more scary as night falls.  The five metre statue at Marble Arch, is the work of Russian sculptor DashiNamdakov, who comes from a small village close to where the Mongol Nomadic tribes ruled.
He says of this sculpture that he is showing the great Genghis Khan as a thinker not a warrior. I think I would be getting out of his way pretty quickly if I was confronted with intellect like this.  

9 comments:

Adullamite said...

Very good shot of a not very nice man.
Had he bothered to continue into Europe the world may have been a different place!

Sharon said...

It must be very hard to take the "warrior" out of him because I think I still see it. A most interesting sculpture.

Angelikas Photographic Sketchbook said...

I'm not sure about that horse. It looks more like a character from a video game ...

fahri said...

nice article...

fahri said...

nice article...

Babzy said...

beautiful sculpture ! :)

imajoebob said...

A great sculpture and even better message. Khan may be the original "Western Liberal Thinker," by our definition. Anybody who thinks he was just a barbarian invader (@Adullamite?) should read this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Genghis-Khan-Making-Modern-World/dp/0609809644/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355720248&sr=1-2

An amazing mind and and amazing human being.

This is on my list for my next visit. Convenient location, too.

Hilda said...

I would too. Formidable.

Anonymous said...

Next time I'm passing by Marble Arch I'll definitely look out for this sculpture. It is highly distinctive!