A new sculpture popped up in the northeast corner of Hyde Park near Marble Arch last month. The seriously awesome sculpture of Genghis Khan by Dashinima Namdakov, that’s been there since 2012, has been replaced by another one of his pieces called She Guardian. Apparently there’ve been mixed reviews of She Guardian, but I think SHE is fantastic.

Namdakov is a Russian sculptor born in Siberia and is one of eight children. His family has its roots in an ancient and respected clan of Mongolian blacksmiths called Darkhan. And he has an amazing way of adding movement, passion and mythology to his pieces.

She Guardian.

She Guardian (internet photo).

Genghis Khan.

Genghis Khan (internet photo).