Scythian golden comb

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Scythian golden comb with a battle scene, discovered in Solokha Tumulus, Dnieper region, Ukraine - Late 5th-early 4th century BC

The art of the Scythians combined Eastern elements with influences from the Hellenic ancient states on the northern Black Sea coast. The combination gave the art an exquisite and unique quality.

The center of Scythian art can be considered Panticapaeum, the capital of the Bosporan Kingdom. The many Scythian artifacts found in kurhans in Southern Ukraine and the Kuban were either imported from Greece or made by indigenous Hellenic and Scythian artisans.

Scythian jewelery in particular attained a high level of intricacy and magnificence.

Now on display at Stage Hermitage Museum in Sankt Petersburg, Russia

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