SCYTHIAN GOLD FLYING BIRD PLAQUE

£800.00

Measurements: 2.1cm - length

 

Description: Extremely fine Scythian gold gorytos plaque of die-formed sheet gold in the form of a flying bird. The back has several small rings for attachment Such items were originally attached to a gorytos (bow case and quiver). 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: 6th - 5th century BC

 

Condition: Very fine. The item is mounted on a custom-made perspext stand.

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