The 16ft tall (5m) statue captures the legendary leader wearing Mongolian armour on his steed. The sculpture by artist Dashi Namdakov will stand next to Cumberland Gate until early September. The artist, who had an interest in the nomadic tribes of Mongolia, wanted to honour the warrior on the 850th anniversary of his birth. He said: "If I wanted to show him as a warrior I would have shown him as a warrior, but he is a thinker in this case. He is a divine figure in my country." Namdakov was born in a Siberian village and brought up in the Buryat Buddhist culture.