Golden beast notebook (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmcs60270

    £4.99 Members' price *

    About

    Exclusive to the Museum: A decorative notebook 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 ram’s head.

    About the Scythians

    The Scythians were a mysterious and feared ancient people who lived in the vast region connecting southern Siberia and the Black Sea between 900 BC and 200 BC. They were wild, tattooed horse riders who, it is said, drank from their enemies’ skulls and were the first experts in mounted warfare. The only written accounts come from their neighbours, the Assyrians, Greeks and Persians, but stunning gold objects from the Siberian Collection of Peter the Great and recent archaeological discoveries of frozen tombs in Siberia have now shed new light on their nomadic customs and culture.

    Specification

    Product code: cmcs60270
    Exhibition: Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia
    World culture: Europe
    Details: Made fom p.u leather/gold foil
    Size: approx A6 size
    Weight: 0.25
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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