Tamara Talbot Rice
ANCIENT ARTS OF
CENTRAL ASIA

Gold Sword Sheath

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Illustration 42, p55 in Tamara Talbot Rice, Ancient Arts of Central Asia, 1965
42 Detail front a gold sword sheath depicting scenes from a hunt reveals that the Medes shared with the Assyrians their love of movement and their ability to render it in metal. Oxus Treasure, seventh-sixth century BC
42 Sword sheath (detail): scenes from a royal hunt - Median workmanship. Oxus Treasure, seventh-sixth century BC. Gold. L. 10⅞″ (27.5). Photo: Courtesy Trustees of the British Museum