Lot #170 | Ama Dablam The Holy Mountain
by Sergey Melnikoff, a.k.a. MFF
Camera Pentax 67-II / 300mm Lens
This work of art is unique, there is only one copy.
● Size 39,3”x31,5” (100×80 cm) or As Per Your Request
● The ultraHD Photo Print Under 5 mm Thick Acrylic Glass
● Comes with a Wall Plaque of the Good Samaritan
● Free Worldwide Shipping in a Crate
Each MELNIKOFF artwork, which is available at our charity auction, maintaining its uniqueness and artistic value. By producing acrylic glass photographs at our production facility in Kyiv, we gives you the chance to own an exquisite work of art by one of the most well-known photographers in the world, as well as a historical memento created in Ukraine during the war.
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In the photos:
- The XIV Dalai Lama, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and spiritual leader of the Buddhists, posed with the photograph “Ama Dablam The Holy Mountain” by Sergey Melnikoff, a.k.a. MFF. New Delhi, 2007
- Ama Dablam The Holy Mountain by Sergey Melnikoff, a.k.a. MFF
- The XIV Dalai Lama receives a photo of “Ama Dablam The Holy Mountain” taken by Sergey Melnikoff, a.k.a. MFF, as a gift. 2007
- Sergey Melnikoff presenting the photograph “Ama Dablam The Holy Mountain” to Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia His Holiness Ilia II. Tbilisi, 2008
- MFF signs a gift to the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia His Holiness Ilia II. Tbilisi, 2008
Ama Dablam, located in the eastern Himalayan range, is a magnificent mountain that has captured the attention of people around the world. Its main peak stands at an impressive 22,349 feet (6,812 meters) while the lower western peak is also a staggering 20,243 feet (6,170 meters). Ama Dablam’s name comes from the long ridges on each side that resemble the arms of a mother protecting her child, and the hanging glacier that is thought to represent the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods worn by Sherpa women.
One of the most notable events associated with Ama Dablam occurred in 2007, when a photograph of the mountain taken by American mountain photographer Sergey Melnikoff, a.k.a. MFF, was chosen by the European Union as an official gift for His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama. The photograph, titled “Ama Dablam The Holy Mountain,” captured the awe-inspiring beauty of the mountain and became famous around the world.
The Dalai Lama, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and spiritual leader of the Buddhists, posed with the photograph for an advertising shoot to promote the MELNIKOFF brand, which was a surprising move for many. The advertising campaign featuring the Dalai Lama as the face of MFF’s creativity drew criticism from some who felt it was inappropriate for a spiritual leader to endorse a commercial product. However, it also generated a great deal of publicity for MFF, and the photograph of Ama Dablam continued to captivate people around the world.
Over the years, Sergey Melnikoff has gifted the photograph “Ama Dablam The Holy Mountain” to Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia His Holiness Ilia II, the well-known Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky, and Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. However, these copies of the now famous photograph were printed on heavy art canvas, which does not possess the same durability as the artwork being offered at our charity auction, which was created using the acrylic plasticization technique. This is the only copy with a certificate of authenticity. This photograph will never be used again.
In conclusion, Ama Dablam is a stunning mountain that has captured the attention of people around the world. The photograph of the mountain taken by Sergey Melnikoff and featuring the Dalai Lama as its advertising face has become famous worldwide. Additionally, Ama Dablam’s image has been adopted as a branding logo by Invesco Perpetual and INVESCO group of companies worldwide. Ama Dablam’s significance is not only limited to its physical grandeur but also extends to its cultural and commercial importance.