Scythian stag decoration (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmcd60070

    £6.99 Members' price *


    Exclusive to the Museum: a hanging decoration inspired by the stag, an animal often found within Scythian art.

    Motifs of local wildlife and mythical beasts were usually incorporated onto the designs of the impressive gold ornaments and jewellery worn by Scythian men and women.

    The stag may have had a special significance for the Scythians as a sacred symbol.

    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: cmcd60070
    Details: Designed by the Museum's in-house team
    Exhibition: Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia
    World culture: Europe
    Size: diameter 8cm
    Materials: metal
    Weight: 0.9
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