Scythian, Saka and Sarmatian Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers
and Pazyryk Culture, Yuezhi, Parthians, White Huns, Hephthalites and Alchon Huns

Scythian (Saka Tigraxauda) Warriors giving tribute on a Relief at Persepolis, after 526BC
Skunkha, king of 'wearing pointed caps' Sakae (Sakâ tigrakhaudâ), Behistun, Kermanshah Province, Iran.
Skythian Warriors on Greek Ceramics, c.500BC
Achaemenid Persians and Scythians in paintings from the Tatarli Tumulus. Lydian tomb chamber built around 470 B.C. in southern Phrygia.
Wall-hanging: the Great Goddess being approached by a rider. Felt appliqué. Pazyryk, Siberia, fifth century BC, State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
Detail of the rider who approaches the Great Goddess, carpet, Pazyryk, Valley of the River Bolshoy Ulagan, Siberia, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Pazyryk Culture Wood and Leather Shields, 5th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
A Scythian Gold Comb with Battle Scene from the Solokha Kurhan, Dneiper, Zaporozhye Region, late 5th-early 4th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Sakae B-shaped belt buckle: The Hunt. Gold, Siberia, 5th - 4th century BC. Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
Silver-gilt Vase with Reliefs Depicting Griffins Devouring a Stag, Birds, Palmettes and Skythians Training Horses. Chertomlykskij Kurgan, Early 4th Century BC
A Scythian Plaque with a hare hunt from Kul’ Oba, northern Black Sea region, first half of the 4th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Scythian gold appliqué with two archers, Kul Oba burial, Crimea, 4th century BC
Gold Torc Terminating in Scythian Horsemen, Kul Oba Barrow, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Scythian urn with warriors, Kul Oba kurhan, Crimea, 4th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Scythian Gold Plaque bearing a scene of Sworn Brotherhood, Kul Oba kurhan, Crimea, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Scythian gold plaques with two drinkers, State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
Possibly Skythians on a Torque (Pectoral) with a Pendant Depicting a Battle, Achaemenid, c. 4th century BC. Miho Museum, Shigaraki, Japan
A Scythian Gilded Bowl with Lion-Hunt from the Solokha Kurhan, 4th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Scythian warriors on a gold cannabis pipe, Sengileevskoe, Caucasus, 4th century BC
A Graeco-Scythian gold horseman appliqué, c. 4th Century BC, Bonhams
A Graeco-Scythian gold horseman appliqué, Crimea, 4th Century BC, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
A Graeco-Scythian gold horseman appliqué
Plaque with Scythian Warriors, Geremes Barrow, Zaporozhye Region, 4th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Дн.1859-1/2
Skythian Silver Gilt Vessel from the Gaimanova Graves, near Zaporozhe, middle 4th century BC
Scenes of Warriors on a Scythian Gold Ceremonial Helmet
Scythian warriors on an urn, Haimanova Mohyla, Don Region, 4th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Skythian Gold Pectoral from Tovsta Mohyla Kurhan, 4th Century BC, Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine, Kiev
Scythian coin of King Atai, as a horse-archer
Saka Warriors Giving Tribute on a Relief on the Northern Staircase of Artaxerxes III Ochos (r.359-338 BC) at Persepolis
Saka Warriors on the Main Relief on the Tomb of Persian King Artaxerxes III Ochos at Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid), Iran, c.338 BC
Scythian Rhyton with a Ritual Scene, Merdzhana, Transkuban, Late 4th - early 3rd centuries BC. Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 2521-10
Sarmatian horsemen on a belt fitting, 4th or 3rd century BC, Historical Museum, Moscow
A Scythian horseman on a carpet, Pazyryk, 252-238 BCE, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Scythian Warrior with Axe, Bow, and Spear on a Relief, 4th-2nd century BC, The Walters Art Museum
Sarmatians in a painted tomb of the Crimean Bosporus, Crypt 1872, beginning of the 2nd century BC
Bactrian Yuezhi embroidered on three pieces of a carpet, Noyon Uul, Mongolia, after 120 BC
Bactrian Yuezhi spearman on a textile from Sampula (Khotan Prefecture, Xinjiang), after 120 BC
Bactrian Embroidered fragment showing two Yuezhi riders, Noin Ula
A Warrior on a Sarmatian Rython, Kuban, 1st century BC, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
B-Shaped belt buckle: man asleep beneath a tree with horses and two people. Sarmatian, first century BC-first century AD, State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
Frieze from Khaltchayan Reception Hall, 50 BC-50 AD, northern Bactria, Yuezhi, Kushan or Parthian. Institute of Art. Hamza. Tashkent
Scythian Horse Archer in Armies and Enemies of Ancient Egypt and Assyria, 3200BC to 612BC by Alan Buttery
Scythian Horse Archer in Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars by Duncan Head, illustrated by Ian Heath
Scythian Noble in Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars by Duncan Head, illustrated by Ian Heath
Scythian Infantry in Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars by Duncan Head, illustrated by Ian Heath
Seleucid or Parthian Cataphract and a Lion, Iraq, 3rd Century BC-2nd Century AD
Parthian stucco relief of soldier at Zahhak castle, Hashtrud. Azerbaijan Museum, Tabriz, Iran
Parthian relief of Mithridates 1st of Parthia at Xong-e Ashdar, Izeh, Khouzestan province, Iran
Parthian horse-archer plaque, Syria, 1st Century BC-3rd Century AD. British Museum 135684
Sarmatian horsemen on a vessel from Kosika, Kuban, 1st century AD
Effigy of a Parthian Man, 1st–2nd century AD. The Susa Museum of Iran
Parthian terracotta relief of a rider, Musée du Louvre, Paris
Life-size bronze statue of a Parthian prince from the temple at Shami, second century AD, Archaeological Museum, Teheran.
Wall-painting of a hunt from Dura Europos, Parthian, second century AD, Musée du Louvre, Paris
Graeco-Roman or Parthian Leather and Cane Shield, Dura-Europos, Yale Univerity Art Gallery
Parthian horse-archer plaque, Mesopotamia. Palazzo Madama, Turin
Silver dish from the Oxus Treasure showing the triumph of Dionysius, Parthian, c. 200AD, British Museum
Kushan Statue of Kanishka, Mathura, India, mid 2nd century AD
Orlat Battle Plaque, 2nd century BC to 2nd century AD Sarmatian [Kangju or Yuezhi] or 3rd to 5th century AD Hunnic [Tashtyk, "White Huns" - the Hephthalites], Samarkand
Orlat Belt Plaques, 1st to 3rd century AD, Samarkand, Sogdia
Sarmatian Lancer in a Wall Painting, Kerch, Bosporan, 2nd Century AD
A relief panel of Grey Schist showing Kushans with swords, Gandharan, Pakistan, 2nd-3rd centuries AD
Tryphon in Sarmatian cavalry armour and costume, Tanais, 3rd century AD
Sarmatian Draconarius stone, Chester, England, late 2nd or 3rd century AD
Hephthalite horsearchers on Gandharan cosmetic lids with hunting scenes
Coins of Khingila, Alchon Hun king, 5th century AD



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