Scythian deer brooch

    SKU: cmcn500430

    £300.00 Members' price *


    A copper and enamel brooch inspired by the Scythian deer.

    The Scythian deer is based on a piece of Scythian work from around 200 BC It has typical Celtic features such as spirals and the backward turn of the head, which was thought to indicate a sacrificial animal. The deer is revered in many cultures, being a commonly hunted animal. Mythology and folklore abound with stories of enchanted deer. It is thought that the Scythians believed that deer speeded the slain warrior on his way to the other world.

    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.


    Product code: cmcn500430
    Exhibition: Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia
    World culture: Europe
    Material: copper with enamel
    Size: approx. 6cm x 5cm
    Weight: 0.012kg
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