A solid brass cuff bracelet with a running horse design.
This stunning bracelet takes its inspiration from the magnificent gold jewellery and ornaments often worn by the Scythian men and women. Animal style art was extremely popular within the Scythian culture. It is thought that the art represented a spiritual mythology. The horse was one of the more popular animals found in the designs.
More 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.