Monumental art

Monument to Kenesary Khan

The monument is located on the shore front of Yesil River. Date of opening: May 11, 2001. The sculpture to Khan Kenesary is made in bronze on a high pedestal, fronted with polished granite.

The 5.3 meters high pedestal of the monument has a closed form solution. It has no pretentiousness, thanks to the wide chamfers at the corners. It does not have sharp joints that facilitate to review the monument from all sides. The surface of the pedestal is fronted with Curtin granite and polished.

The height of the equestrian statue is 6 meters. The majestic posture of the Khan, his right hand resting on his thigh, his thoughtful look of a wise statesman and his left hand, firmly holding the reins, all this attaches regal appearance to the Khan's sculpture. His horse in its swift movement as if is stopped for a moment by the indomitable will of the rider. The Khan’s form in knight armor, of course, is monumental. His pose persuades us of the rider's concerns, of anxious time, and of the moment when you have to make an important decision, perhaps having exceptional significance for the fate of the entire country.

The total weight of the monument is more than 10 tons, bronze - 8 tons, inside there is a steel cage. Design and installation place are approved by the President. The monument is casted in Almaty at the Kirov plant. A. Tatygulov  - designer, V. Kovehov - caster .

The authors: Nurlan Dalban - sculptor, Shota Ualikhanov - architect.

Kenesary Kasymov - Kazakh sultan, khan of Middle zhuz, the leader of the colonial liberation movement in the territory of Kazakhstan, the grandson of Ablai Khan. He was born in 1802, died in 1847.

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