"Pride of the Pamirs"
EDITION OF 26
“Pride of the Pamirs” depicts a Marco Polo Ram [Ovis ammon poli] of Central Asia, the Asian counterpart for our Dall or Stone sheep in North America. Of the Argalis in Asia, the Marco Polo is thin horned like the thin horn of our continent, but with tremendous horn length into the high 60’s and even low 70’s. Mountain hunters consider the Marco Polo the “Holy Grail” of wild sheep. The Pamirs are a Mountain Range where these big beautiful sheep live at extremely high elevations sometimes exceeding 16,000 feet above sea level. This makes for the title of my piece, “Pride of the Pamirs”. Adult rams weigh 300-350 pounds about the size of an average adult bull caribou. Words can hardly describe these beautiful sheep. I have had the opportunity to travel to Tajikistan twice hunting and admiring this incredible animal. I was able to bring an entire skeleton home to use in my taxidermy and artwork. I tried to convey their beauty through this sculpture.
“Pride of the Pamirs” is an original bronze that can be colored in the painted patina [natural] of a Marco Polo or the
traditional earth tones [buffed].
“Pride of the Pamirs” measures 15.5” L x 15” H x 9 Limited edition of 26.
Issue Date: 2005 Current Price is $3500.
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Frank Entsminger HC 72 Box 800, Tok Alaska 99780
"Meeting of the Heavies" - Marco Polo sheep.
11 X 16 photo taken by Frank Entsminger in Tajikistan in 2000 on one of his trips.
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