Golden beast scarf (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmct59980

    £30.00 Members' price *


    Exclusive to the Museum: a scarf inspired by Scythian art and golden objects.

    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.


    Product code: cmct59980
    Details: Designed by the Museum's in-house team
    Exhibition: Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia
    World culture: Europe
    Size: approx 90cm x 90cm
    Material: 55% acrylic, 45% wool blend
    Weight: 0.14
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