|Project by Eli Adamit||posted 11-26-2011 08:38 PM||2553 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
The head -Indian Sysam wood (dalbergia Sissoo), the body – Cupressus.
Stands at 50 CM height, (about 20’‘).
The most famous painting of Genghis Khan was from the 16 century. There is another Genghis Khan picture printed on the Mongolian banknote. There is a bronze sculpture at the Parliament in Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia. Another sculpture is located 50 kilometers outside of Ulan Bator. All of them had the same haircut, beard and the same headdress but the face details were different from picture to picture. So I concluded that there is no unique formal face of Genghis Khan.
In order to have a model of a typical Mongolian person, I asked one of the members here in the Lumberjocks which is Mongolian, to take for me two photos of a typical Mongolian person: one from front and one from aside. (I thanked him personally), and took some photos from a neighbor which visit Mongolia recently. Even I asked a Hong Kong person which I met in London by the street to take two photos of him. All the Paintings, sculptures, photos which I mentioned above were in front of me when I carved it and tried to carve the most typical Mongolian face.
I carved Genghis Khan in order to give it to my sister as a gift since she built with her husband in Israel, a Mongolian tents village called “Genghis Khan in the Golan” as a hostel for travelers. The sculpture will be located in the village.
-- Eli Adamit, Israel