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Druzhina01 Jun 2017 11:40 p.m. PST

I have expanded my collection of Skythian illustrations of costume and soldiers:
Scythian Warriors giving tribute on a Relief at Persepolis, after 526BC
Skythian Warriors on Greek Ceramics, c.500BC
Achaemenid Persians and Scythians in paintings from the Tatarli Tumulus. Lydian tomb chamber built around 470 B.C. in southern Phrygia
Wall-hanging: the Great Goddess being approached by a rider. Felt appliqué. Pazyryk, Siberia, fifth century BC, State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
Detail of the rider who approaches the Great Goddess, carpet, Pazyryk, Valley of the River Bolshoy Ulagan, Siberia, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Pazyryk Culture Wood and Leather Shields, 5th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
A Scythian Gold Comb with Battle Scene from the Solokha Kurhan, Dneiper, Zaporozhye Region, late 5th-early 4th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Silver-gilt Vase with Reliefs Depicting Griffins Devouring a Stag, Birds, Palmettes and Skythians Training Horses. Chertomlykskij Kurgan, Early 4th Century BC
Scythian gold archers appliqué, Kul Oba burial, Crimea, 4th century BC
A Scythian Gilded Bowl with Lion-Hunt from the Solokha Kurhan, 4th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Scythian warriors on a gold cannabis pipe, Sengileevskoe, Caucasus, 4th century BC
A Graeco-Scythian gold horseman appliqué, c. 4th Century BC, Bonhams
A Graeco-Scythian gold horseman appliqué, Crimea, 4th Century BC, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
A Graeco-Scythian gold horseman appliqué
Plaque with Scythian Warriors, Geremes Barrow, Zaporozhye Region, 4th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Skythian Silver Gilt Vessel from the Gaimanova Graves, near Zaporozhe, middle 4th century BC
Gold Torc Terminating in Scythian Horsemen, Kul Oba Barrow, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Scythian urn with warriors, Kul Oba kurhan, Crimea, 4th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Scythian Gold Plaque bearing a scene of Sworn Brotherhood, Kul Oba kurhan, Crimea, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Scenes of Warriors on a Scythian Gold Ceremonial Helmet
Scythian warriors on an urn, Haimanova Mohyla, Don Region, 4th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Skythian Gold Pectoral from Tovsta Mohyla Kurhan, 4th Century BC, Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine, Kiev
Scythian Rhyton with a Ritual Scene, Merdzhana, Transkuban, Late 4th – early 3rd centuries BC. Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 2521-10
A Scythian horseman on a carpet, Pazyryk, 252-238 BCE, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Scythian Warrior with Axe, Bow, and Spear on a Relief, 4th-2nd century BC, The Walters Art Museum

Mirror site:
Scythian Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers

Druzhina
Scythian, Saka and Sarmatian Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers
and Pazyryk Culture, Yuezhi, Parthians, White Huns, Hephthalites and Alchon Huns

GurKhan02 Jun 2017 1:01 a.m. PST

You could add the battle between Persians and Skythians on the Miho Museum pectoral. See link – click on the small picture for further illustrations, notably link and link

Andoreth02 Jun 2017 1:21 a.m. PST

People might also be interested to know that the British Museum is putting on an exhibition on the Scythians later in the year.

link

Major Tom Inactive Member02 Jun 2017 8:48 a.m. PST

Thanks Druzhina,

Really interesting and very useful (bookmarked!)

Druzhina02 Jun 2017 11:26 p.m. PST

Thanks all. I will add the Miho pectoral.

One thing I have noticed is that most depictions have no headgear and of those that do – many are by non-Skythians.
Do most modern reconstructions, such as in the British Museum link, have headgear based on grave finds?

Druzhina
Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2017 6:53 p.m. PST

My absolute favorite is the Solokha Kurhan gold comb:

link

Dan

Druzhina24 Jun 2017 9:49 p.m. PST

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