This sumptuous volume presents some of the finest art treasures of the Scythians, a nomadic people who flourished in what is now Ukraine between the fifth and third centuries BC, and whose art was a synthesis of the "animal style" of Central Asia and influences from the ancient Near East and the Greek world. Published to accompany a traveling exhibition of 178 extraordinary gold objects from museums in Kiev, Scythian Gold offers an unprecedented look at ancient artistry. Revealing newly excavated works of art as well as important recent scholarship, this volume is a landmark in the study of Scythian culture and art. The colorplates illustrate gold swords, scabbards, bow and arrow cases, a helmet, vessels, and gold jewelry, each accompanied by an individual commentary. Scythian Gold is a magnificent exploration of an intriguing ancient culture.
|Publisher:||Abrams, Harry N., Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||9.50(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.25(d)|