Tulga

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Artist: Tsogo Mijid

Date: 2009

Location: Ulaanbataar Park

Collection: Public Art

Artwork Type: Sculpture

Material: Stainless steel

Description: A "Tulga" is an open fireplace and is the most esteemed piece of a Mongolian nomad household. In addition to being a symbol of warmth and comfort, the Tulga represents the spirit of the home. The four legs represent the four cardinal directions. The three rings represent the sun, the moon and the stars. The top of the four legs are sculpted to imitate a birds head. The birds protect the fire. The pattern on the base of the sculpture represents infinity and eternal bliss.