Athena Slavic. 2003. Chamotte

Author: Alexey Leonov
Material: Шамот
Location: Частное собрание

The image of a victorious woman standing guard in an armor with a shield and a chalice of fire of wisdom. In the Old Russian epic, the image of a raspberry – a steppe horsewoman, a skillful archer. Her occupation is polarization: to ride in an open field on military affairs, guarding Mother Earth. In epics, female warriors in combat skills are not inferior to male heroes. The prototype of the sculpture was Nastasya Mikulishna – the youngest daughter of the epic hero Mikula Selyaninovich, wife of Dobrynya Nikitich. The image of female heroes is associated with the steppe world of Scythian-Sarmatian origin.