New York: Harry Abrams, 1999. Paperback. Black glossy color-illustrated glued wraps. 352 pp. over 240 color plates. VG. Item #171438
A like-new copy. Spanning the 5th and 3rd centuries B.C., the art treasures of the Scythians excavated from the burial mounds in the present-day Ukraine include gold swords, scabbards, vessels and gold jewellery, whose styles reflect those of Central Asia, Greece and the aancient Near East. The richly illustrated catalogue accompanies the major exhibition "Gold of the Nomads: Scythian Treasures from Ancient Ukraine"; maps and comprehensive bibliography. Contents as follows: Foreword / Gary Vikan, Gerry Scott III and Serhii Chaikovs'kyi / [and others] -- Preface / Ellen D. Reeder -- Satellite Map of Eastern Europe and Central Asia -- Essays. Scythia and the Scythians / Lada Onyshkevych. Scythian Art / Ellen Reeder. Early Nomadic Sources for Scythian Art / Esther Jacobson. The Workshop of the Gorytos and Scabbard Overlays / Michael Treister. Burial Mounds of the Scythian Aristocracy in the Northern Black Sea Area / P.P. Tolochko and S.V. Polin. A Short Note on Scythians in the History of Ukraine / V.I. Murzin. Scythian Culture in the Central Dnipro Areas / Tetiana Bohush and Halyna Buzian. The National Museum of the History of Ukraine. The Iron Age Collection / Svitlana Korets'ka and Liudmyla Strokova. Scythian Gold in the Museum of Historical Treasures / Olena Pidvysots'ka -- The Catalogue. Bratoliubivs'kyi Kurhan. Babyna Mohyla. Soboleva Mohyla -- Maps: Civilizations of the Ancient World, Excavation Sites of Objects in the Exhibition -- Selected Ancient Sources Relating to Scythians.
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