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Scythian Gold Diadem from Sakhnovka, 350-300 BC.
Ukrainian Museum of Historical Treasures, Kiev.


A larger image of this Scythian Gold Diadem from Sakhnovka, 350-300 BC. Kiev, Museum of Historical Treasures.

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FIG. 120 Gold sheet diadem with relief decoration from Sakhnovka Kurgan 2, Cherkasy region, Ukraine. 350-300 BC. Length 36.5, height 9.8 cm, 64.58 gr. Kiev, Museum of Historical Treasures.


FIG. 121 Outline drawing of the gold diadem with relief decoration from Sakhnovka. The relief scene shows ten figures, all kneeling except that of the woman seated in a chair in the centre, with her face turned towards the viewer. She holds a mirror and a round-bottomed drinking-vessel, while a male figure is approaching her from her right with a drinking-horn in his raised right hand. All male figures wear conventional Scythian dress, two of them with a gorytos. At the left edge a bearded man is about to stab a dagger into the back of a bare-chested figure with his hands tied behind his back. The next two figures to the right drink from one drinking-horn, as in the appliqué shown in Figure 98b. To the right of the seated woman kneels a figure with a drinking-horn in his left hand and a rod in his right. Behind him a bard is playing a lyre and a beardless Scythian is pouring wine from a ribbed amphora into the drinking-cups held by the beardless figure in front of him.
Source: Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity by Caspar Meyer



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