Gold of the Great Steppe

I had been told that the current exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum is amazing and, indeed it is:  full of archaeological treasure from recently excavated mounds in eastern Kazakhstan which reveal the culture of the Saka people – horse-riding nomads with great skills in metalwork.   It’s very beautifully displayed to give a sense of discovery.   Many of the objects are very remarkable.

Arrowheads with gold cuffs:-

Hippogriffs:-

A bead necklace:-

An earring:-

Deer:-

Gold pendants:-

It seems particularly remarkable that so much of this material was only discovered in the last three years.

Highly recommended!

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