A Scythian Gold Comb with Battle Scene from the Solokha Kurhan, Late 5th-early 4th century BC


A larger image of the Scythian Gold Comb with Battle Scene from the Solokha Kurhan, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg



A larger image of the Scythian Gold Comb with Battle Scene from the Solokha Kurhan, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Comb with a Battle Scene
Created: Scythian Culture. Late 5th-early 4th century BC
Found: Solokha Barrow. Entrance Burial. Dneiper Region, Zaporozhye Region
Title: Comb with a Battle Scene
Epoch. Period: Early Iron Age
Date: Scythian Culture. Late 5th-early 4th century BC
Place of finding: Dneiper Region, Zaporozhye Region
Archaeological site: Solokha Barrow. Entrance Burial
Material: gold
Technique: casting, chasing
Dimensions: 12.6 x 10.2 cm
Acquisition date: Entered the Hermitage in 1914; transferred from the Imperial Archaeological Commission
Inventory Number: Дн.1913-1/1
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg



Referenced on p24 Scythians 700-300 B.C. by E.V.Cernenko, A.McBride, M.V.Gorelik
One of the most famous of all Scythian finds: the golden comb, featuring a battle scene, from the 4th century Solokha royal burial mound.



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