The charm and mystery of the precious golden ornaments of the peoples of Eurasia: the only surviving traces of a highly creative civilization that suddenly vanished.
[Gold. The mystery of the Sarmatians and the Scythians] The inhabitants of the steppes between the Crimea, the Caucasus and the Russian plains were capable of shaping priceless treasures in the 5th and 6th centuries BC, which now represent the only traces of a highly creative civilization that suddenly vanished in the 3rd century. The catalogue of the exhibition held in Milan, full of fine images and interesting critical viewpoints, offers readers the beauty, charm and mystery of the precious artifacts of the peoples of Eurasia. Apart from the works in gold by the Scythians, known for some time as very important Eurasiatic archaeological finds, the volume analyzes two hundred treasures in gold never before published, discovered about one decade ago in Filippovka, in southern Russia. A sensational find that includes, along with many gilded appliqués chased with figures of both natural and fantastic animals -deer, foxes, leopards, birds, camels, fish, rams- includes the marvelous statuettes of deer with long antlers crafted with the elegance and lightness of embroidery.