• Ring with a Small Flying Duck

    Technique:
    cast, engraving
    Dimensions:
    diam. 2 cm

Ring with a Small Flying Duck

Created: Scythian Culture. 4th century BC

Found: Chertomlyk Barrow. The Dnieper Region, near Nikopol

The gold ring worn on a woman’s little finger is decorated with an engraved design of a flying duck. Its expressive nature testifies to superb mastership. Apparently the image of a duck which may exist in every kind of environment - underwater, aloft and aground - was not chosen by accident, and was intended to emphasize the high rank of the owner.

Title:

Ring with a Small Flying Duck

Epoch. Period:

Archaeological site:

Chertomlyk Barrow

Material:

Technique:

cast, engraving

Dimensions:

diam. 2 cm

Inventory Number:

Дн.1863-1/182

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