Collection of the National Museum of Mongolia: Model for the Statue of General D.Sukhbaatar

Art & Culture
munkhzul@montsame.gov.mn
2021-05-13 15:13:30

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. In our series of highlight artifacts being kept at the National Museum of Mongolia, we present the model for the statue of General D.Sukhbaatar. It was made by two craftsmen, M.Baldan-Osor and D.Mishig, in 1971.


With a wooden base that was made using traditional joinery techniques and painted green, the model is placed on top of an intricately decorated red table. Alongside illustrations of floral patterns and the lotus flower, the table is encrusted with traditional patterns using bronze. While the statue and the surrounding lions were made of iron, its base was made with silver.


The table’s dimensions are 46 cm in length, 37.5 cm in width, and 14 cm in height. With each lion measuring 2x2.5 cm and the chain length being 9 cm, there are 14 lions surrounding the statue.


The model was commissioned by the Gandantegchinlen Monastery on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Mongolian People’s Republic in 1971. It is considered as one of the rare artifacts that were made with detailed craftsmanship techniques.



M.Baldan-Osor creating the gold-coated silver model of the statue of General D.Sukhbaatar alongside elderly craftsman Mishig