Height: 90 mm
Length: 135 mm
Author: Vyacheslav Leontiev
Like an image descended from the ancient cave paintings of Altamira – the bull froze in its prehistoric rush. Such an extraordinary plasticity in the sculptor’s work was inspired by the shape of a dry maple leaf. A rich gradation of color in the selected material additionally emphasized a powerful curve of the animal’s withers.
The combination of the motif of the graceful lines of the autumn leaf and the texture of jade created a dynamic plastic of the persistent and fearless movement of the ancient animal, expressed in stone its multi-valued symbolism of godliness, royalty and the wild forces of nature.