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Terminal: griffin with a deer head in its beak.
4th c BCE Central Asian Scythian Animal style Applied Arts

PAZYRYK Anonymous (act. c. 6th c BCE - 3th c BCE) Primary
c. 390 BCE
4th c BCE
Wood; Leather
Scythian Animal style
Pazyryk Barrow, Bolshoy Ulagan river valley. Altai Mountains. Russia.
St. Petersburg. State Hermitage Museum.
From Pazyryk Barrow No. 2 in the Bolshoy Ulagan river valley. Found inside a coffin at the head end. The griffin has a stag head in its mouth. The pair were used as a pole top.

Caption: PAZYRYK | Terminal: griffin with a deer head in its beak. | c. 499 BCE-400 BCE | Central Asian | Scythian

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