Sculpture of Tsar Ivan Shishman
Tsar Ivan Shishman ruled Bulgaria between 1371 and 1395. He found the country divided into three states and practically ruled the Tarnovo kingdom, which covered northern Bulgaria from Silistra and Provadia to Oryahovo and Vratsa, Sofia region and part of northern Thrace. In Vidin, his brother Ivan Stratsimir ruled while the despot Dobrotitsa lead Dobrudja. During his reign, Ivan Shishman fought a series of battles with the Turks in an attempt to retain his possessions, and in 1393 huge crowds of invaders, led by Sultan Murat I himself, besieged the capital city. Three months later, the capital was conquered, Ivan Shishman withdrew and defended himself in his last fortress in Nikopol, and after his conquest he was beheaded, but the legends and tales about his courage remain eternal!
This sculpture would suit a great patriot and a person with a special bond towards the history of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom.
Signature brass sculpture weighing about 3 kg
Wooden pedestal with brass plate with inscription
Height ~ 30 cm
Luxury wooden box, rosewood colour with dimensions: 32 x 16 x 14 cm
Certificate in the form of a scroll