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The Golden Deer of Eurasia

Perspectives on the Steppe Nomads of the Ancient World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Symposia

Edited by Joan Aruz, Ann Farkas, and Elisabetta Valtz Fino

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May 28, 2007
256 pages, 8 1/2 x 11
149 b/w + 29 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300124033

Published in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The twenty essays in this book originated from a Metropolitan Museum symposium held in conjunction with the exhibition “The Golden Deer of Eurasia: Scythian and Sarmatian Treasures from the Russian Steppes” (2000–2001). Texts by prominent scholars include: “The Prehistory of Scythian Cavalry: The Evolution of Fighting on Horseback” by David W. Anthony; “Steppe Nomadic Culture and Political Organization” by Thomas J. Barfield; “Mobility, Art, and Identity in Early Iron Age Europe and Asia” by Peter S. Wells; “The Gold of the Griffins: Recent Excavation of a Frozen Tomb in Kazakhstan” by Henri-Paul Francfort, Giancarlo Ligabue, and Zainullah Samashev; and “Discovery of a Royal Burial of the Scythian Period in Tuva” by Konstantin V. Chugunov, Anatolii Nagler, and Hermann Parzinger.

Joan Aruz is curator in charge and Elisabetta Valty Fino is curator in the department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ann Farkas is professor emerita, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Brooklyn College, City University of New York.
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