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Title Gold of the great Steppe / edited by Rebecca Roberts ; contributions by Zainolla Samashev [and 5 others] ; translations by Joanna Dobson.

Publication Info. London : Paul Holberton Publishing, [2021]


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Description xix, 170 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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Note Published to accompany the exhibition Gold of the Great Steppe held at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 28 September 2021 - 30 January 2022).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This catalogue accompanies an exhibition which presents artefacts from burial mounds of the Saka people of East Kazakhstan, who, over 2,500 years ago, lived lives rich in complexity. The Saka people occupied a landscape of seemingly endless steppe to the west, bounded by mountains to the east and south. Known to be fierce warriors, they were also skilled craftspeople, producing intricate gold and other metalwork. Their artistic expression indicates a deep respect for the animals around them - both real and imagined. They dominated their landscapes with huge burial mounds of sophisticated construction, burying their horses with elite members of their society. Recent excavations and analyses, led by archaeologists from Kazakhstan, have demonstrated that by looking through a scientific and social lens at what the Saka left behind we can paint a picture of a complex society. We can start to understand how it affected the way people lived, how they travelled, the things they made and what they believed in.
Subject Saka -- Antiquities.
Goldwork, Scythian -- Kazakhstan.
Art, Scythian -- Kazakhstan.
Gold -- Kazakhstan -- History.
Burial -- Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan -- Antiquities.
Kazakhstan -- Civilization.
Added Author Roberts, Rebecca, editor.
Samashev, Zainolla, contributor.
Dobson, Joanna, translator.
Fitzwilliam Museum, issuing body.
ISBN 9781911300915 hardcover
1911300911 hardcover

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