Golden beast magnet (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmck59960

    £2.99 Members' price *

    About

    Exclusive to the Museum: A magnet mark inspired by Scythian art.

    Scythian art would often display complex and intricate detailing, showing the accomplished skills of Scythian craftsmen. It consists of magnificent gold ornaments and jewellery worn by Scythian men and women.

    The central object shown in this design is of a gold buckle with ruby and turquoise stones depicting two elaborate dragons.

    Other objects illustrated include a curled up panther, griffins facing each other and a ramís head.

    About the Scythians

    The Scythians were a mysterious and feared ancient people who lived in Central Asia between 900 BCE and 200CE. They were wild, tattooed horse riders who, itís said, drank from their enemiesí skulls and were the first experts in mounted warfare. The only written accounts come from their neighbours, the Greeks and Assyrians, but their fine gold objects were in the collections of the Russian czar Peter the Great, and more recent discoveries of tombs and frozen bodies in Siberia has shed light on their nomadic customs and culture.

    Specification

    Product code: cmck59960
    Exhibition: Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia
    World culture: Europe
    Size: approx 8cm x 6cm
    Materials: Laminated paper wrapped magnet
    Weight: 0.04
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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