Ariadne Galleries

Treasures of the Eurasian Steppes, 1998
Animal Art from 800 B.C. to 200 A.D.

PAGES: 176
ILLUSTRATIONS: 196
DIMENSIONS: 8.25 x 11.25"

 

Treasures of the Eurasian Steppes: Animal Art from 800 B.C. to 200 A.D. This catalog presents a stunning range of over 200 pieces of Ordos or 'animal-style' art produced by the nomadic peoples, including the Scythians, Sarmatians, Huns, Turks, Xiongnu, Yuezhi, and others from the Eurasian continent. Among them are rare examples of belt accessories (plaques, garment hooks, etc.), swords and other ornaments of bronze, gold and silver. With descriptive catalog entries and an introductory essay discussing the peoples of the Eurasian steppes and their artistic influence in the region.