Scythian Designs
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Australian artist Sheridon Rayment creates art magic with luminous artworks, including illustrations, original paintings, drawings and graphic designs.  The images are inspired by Scythian archeology treasures discovered in frozen kurgans. 

Designs inspired by Scythian art treasures.

 
Animal style (also known as Zoomorphic style) is a type of imagery used in Northern Europe during the ancient and medieval periods, characterized by animals or animal-like forms arranged in intricate patterns or combats. Animal Style Art consists of intricate, ribbonlike traceries of line that suggest wild and fantastic beasts. The animal style was used in England, Scandinavia, Germany, France and Russia. The Scythian Altaic nomads of the Pazyryk in the Altay Mountains are famous for their rich Siberian animal style.

Pazyryk Ice Mummies

Between 1929  and 1995, archaelology excavations in the Altai Mountain region of Siberia uncovered a number of tombs known as kurgans. These ancient tombs lent their name to the region, Pazyryk, after the local word for 'burial mound'. The kurgans date to around 400BC, and contained extensive artifacts including grave goods and several bodies known as Ice Mummies.

Pazyryk Ice Mummies 

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Khakasian Tiger Tattooed Ice Mummy

 

The mummy from Khakasia was discovered in a burial site dating from the beginning of the Common Era, the kurgan of Oglakhta was excavated in 1969 by L.R. Kyzlasov.

The tattoo was discovered when the Khakasia mummy was photographed using infrared rays.

Khakasian Ice Mummy  

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Pazyryk Chieftan Burial Mound No.2

 

The Scythian Chieftain is a remarkably-preserved Ice Mummy discovered in a tomb south of Kiev, in 1947.  The Pazyryk barrow Burial mound 2, which dates from the 5th-3rd centuries B.C. and was excavated by Sergei Ivanovich Rudenko during 1947-1948.  The body had remained relatively intact for 2,500 years, through a combination of deliberate embalming and the freezing temperatures of the Altai region.

 Pazyryk Chieftan Burial Mound No.2

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Female Ice Mummy Burial Mound No.5

  The Female Ice Mummy Burial Mound 5 had a tattooed on her forearm.

The woman would have been the Chieftan's wife or concumbine. She may have been sacrificed as part of the Chieftan's elaborate funeral and ritualistic burial.  Her age is unknown.  It is believed that Pazyryk women were poisoned, then buried with their husband, enabling them to be together in the afterlife.

Pazyryk barrows, Burial mound 5, which dates from the 5th-3rd centuries B.C. and was excavated by Sergei Ivanovich Rudenko during 1949.

Female Ice Mummy Burial Mound No.5

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Siberian Ice Maiden

 

The Ice Maiden is the famous ice mummy found in an undisturbed Pazyryk burial kurgan.   The "Ice Maiden" or   "Ice Princess" or 'Ukok Princess', was discovered by archaeologist Natalia Polosmak in 1993.  She is a rare example of Pazyryk Scythian culture.

Siberian Ice Maiden

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Siberian 'The Horseman' Ice Warrior

 

In 1995 two years after the discovery of the "Ice Maiden" Vyacheslav Molodin found a frozen man, (dubbed the Siberian Horseman by a journalist) this Ice Mummy is also elaborately tattooed with an elk covering his right shoulder.  He has two long blonde platted braids reaching to his waist.  He was found buried with his weapons.

Siberian 'The Horseman' Ice Warrior

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