Maria Isakova was a world champion speed skater. She won three consecutive gold medals at the World All-Round Championships and was awarded the Order of Lenin. This delicate bronze captures Maria's elegance as well as the suggestion of her famous speed. The sculpture has a beautiful diagonal line to suggest forward momentum.
28 × 16.5 × 16.5 cm; 11 × 6½ × 6½ in.
Elena Yanson-Manizer was the wife of Matvey Manizer. Like her husband, she excelled at bronze sculptures of sporting and cultural heroes in the Socialist Realist style.