RUNNING SALUKI SCULPTURE
“A short time ago I met an architect who told me the beautiful history of the Middle Eastern salukis. He told me that the saluki bloodlines had been kept pure over thousands of years – through careful breeding and gifting them only to people worthy of them.
I have sculpted many dogs, mostly bespoke pieces, and I find it thrilling to discover an animal or a dog that evokes emotion with its spirit and form. I was particularly inspired by the images and story of the Shajarat-al-Hayat (‘Tree of Life’), in Bahrain. Seeing salukis in such a stunning setting, and picturing these magnificent dogs running across the desert, evoked a vivid picture in my mind, which I sought to pour into this saluki statue. Having loved sculpting this piece, I’m now tempted to sculpt a saluki, or perhaps a pair running together, at life-size, or larger.”
This bronze saluki statue bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the Running Saluki sculpture will be personally approved and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
10% of the proceeds from this bronze dog sculpture support ‘The Dogs Trust’ animal charity.
FREE DELIVERY to the United Kingdom.
Dimensions & Sizing
Ideal size for tabletops and mantelpieces
Metric – H: 27.5 W: 66 D: 14.5 centimeters
Imperial – H: 11 W: 26 D: 6 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
Foundry Bronze Edition: 12
Gold Plated Edition: Unique Edition
Silver Plated Edition: Unique Edition
Which Material to Choose
Foundry Bronze – refers to the poured molten metal that is cast solid or hollow, depending on size, at a bronze foundry (using the traditional lost wax process). It is more robust and will appreciate in value.
Silver Plated – foundry bronze plated with 2 micron thick silver.
Gold plated – foundry bronze plated with 2 micron thick gold.
Sculpture Description, Bases & Fixings
Suitable for indoor display as a saluki ornament or bronze saluki gift.
This sculpture is mounted on a black granite base in Foundry Bronze metal. If you would like this statue to be mounted on an alternative stone or wooden base, please contact me for a quote.
This windowsill-sized saluki statue is sculpted by the artist Tanya Russell, who is the UK’s pre-eminent dog sculptor. Tanya has a passion for improving the welfare of the animals she sculpts and 10% of all proceeds from the Running Saluki statue will go to the ‘Dogs Trust’, a charity that provides sanctuary and rehoming services for dogs in the UK and also lobbies for welfare policy changes all over the world.
The Running Saluki is a limited edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original wax saluki sculpture, taken from a mould. Your bronze dog sculpture can be cast in Foundry Bronze metal, or plated in Silver or Gold, depending on which you prefer.
How The Sculpture Was Made
After the Running Saluki statue was finished a rubber mould was taken, with ‘keys’ placed in the rubber to ensure proper positioning. Then a shell of fibreglass was applied, to protect the mould and support it during the casting process.
Delivery & Returns
Delivery costs are calculated once you add a sculpture to your bag. Contact us for other delivery options like collection or express delivery for bulky sculptures.
International delivery is available.
If you are an international buyer, you may need to pay local customs duties or taxes when importing a sculpture into your country. This most often applies to more valuable sculptures. Your local customs and taxes are not prepaid for you. If you contact us we can try to estimate them for you.
Sculpture that is broken in transit to you may be returned, and a replacement sculpture will be sent to you, at no further cost. If no replacement is available, we will cast a new one for you, or offer you a refund.
Maintenance & Security
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Commission A Bespoke Dog Sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order dog sculpture, first of all I recommend looking at the information about bespoke sculptures on my dog commissions page. In particular, this should help guide you on sizing and possibly pricing.
Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.