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NEW EXAMPLES OF EARLY SCYTHIAN ART

NEW EXAMPLES OF EARLY SCYTHIAN ART NEW EXAMPLES OF EARLY SCYTHIAN ART V.G. PETRENKO, V.E. MASLOV 1 The Novozavedennoye-II burial-ground is one of the most important sites of Scythian antiquity. It is situated on a high plateau on the north bank of the River Kuma to the North of the village of Novozavedennoye in the Georgievsk District of the Stavropol region. It consists of 15 burial-mounds ranging in height from 2.5 to 7 metres. Excavations were carried out there between 1985 and 1998 by the Krasnoznamensk Expedition of the Institute of Archaeology afŽ liated to the Russian Academy of Sciences led by V.G. Petrenko. At the present time 14 burial-mounds have already been excavated. Although all the burials turned out to have been looted it was still possible to establish that the graves had been made for one deceased, who in most cases had been buried together with horses and rich grave-goods including a bridle, weapons, jewellery, pottery and bronze vessels and cultic objects, among which stood out horn dishes decorated with depictions in the Animal Style. In Scythian burials prior to our excavations two types of dishes had been recorded which had different functions. Wooden dishes were included for the funeral feast — http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia Brill

NEW EXAMPLES OF EARLY SCYTHIAN ART

Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia , Volume 7 (1-2): 151 – Jan 1, 2001

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© 2001 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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NEW EXAMPLES OF EARLY SCYTHIAN ART V.G. PETRENKO, V.E. MASLOV 1 The Novozavedennoye-II burial-ground is one of the most important sites of Scythian antiquity. It is situated on a high plateau on the north bank of the River Kuma to the North of the village of Novozavedennoye in the Georgievsk District of the Stavropol region. It consists of 15 burial-mounds ranging in height from 2.5 to 7 metres. Excavations were carried out there between 1985 and 1998 by the Krasnoznamensk Expedition of the Institute of Archaeology afŽ liated to the Russian Academy of Sciences led by V.G. Petrenko. At the present time 14 burial-mounds have already been excavated. Although all the burials turned out to have been looted it was still possible to establish that the graves had been made for one deceased, who in most cases had been buried together with horses and rich grave-goods including a bridle, weapons, jewellery, pottery and bronze vessels and cultic objects, among which stood out horn dishes decorated with depictions in the Animal Style. In Scythian burials prior to our excavations two types of dishes had been recorded which had different functions. Wooden dishes were included for the funeral feast —

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Published: Jan 1, 2001

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