SCYTHIAN B - BIRD APPLIQUE
Measurements: height – 2.9 cm, width – 2.9 cm
Description: A delicate repousse gold foil applique in shape of a bird soaring upwards, possibly an eagle. Legs, wings , eye and beak clearly distinguishable. Scythians used gold appliques and plaques to decorate clothing. Eagle, leopard and deer occur repeatedly as motifs in Scythian art, as nomads they seemed to liked the undomesticated animals who characteristic was constant change and travel to various habitats.
Period: 5th cent. BC
Condition: Very fine. The item is mounted on a custom-made perspex stand.
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