The winner of the competition to design sketches and a model for a trophy for Eurasia Academy, held from June 1st to September 15th, 2013, was Afag Karimova. A. Karimova began her work as a textile artist (concentrating on carpet making) in 1985. She worked as a Senior Designer at Azerkhalcha until 1995, then as a Senior Designer and Division Manager at the ANAS Literature Museum named after Nizami Ganjavi until 2004. More than 50 of her works are displayed in museums, both in Azerbaijan and abroad in countries such as the USA, France, Turkey, Spain, and in private collections.
She has been a member of the Azerbaijan Artists’ Union since 1997. She is currently working as an instructor and as the Director of the Carpet Museum at Khazar University.
Sketches and a model have been drawn up for the Eurasia Academy Trophy, which is currently in the process of preparation for production by a selected institution.
The trophy was designed according to the requirements and recommendations of Eurasia Academy (member of Eurasia Academy Hamlet Isaxanli) that it contain national and modern attributes representing knowledge, culture, science, and wisdom.
As you can see from the pictures below, the trophy is made up of two parts: a clear crystal decorative vase and a gold-colored metal topper reflecting numerous symbols.
It is shaped symmetrically with a height of 30 cm, a diameter of 2.5 cm at the center, and a diameter of 8 cm across each of the bases. The topper is shaped like an artist’s palette, on top of which semi-precious stones of different colors have been affixed in order to represent squeezed-out oil paints.
On top, it includes symbols of science and education such as an opened, winged book and a musical instrument. Each element is made of stylized national symbols.
The inside of the vase is a functional hourglass. There are “buta” (teardrop/paisley) figures on the upper and lower parts of the crystal vase to represent literature.