Saturday, 29 April 2017

Golden Pectoral from Tolstaya Mogila

The Golden Pectoral from Tovsta Mohyla is an ancient Scythian treasure discovered in a burial kurgan in 1971. The pectoral is 24 karat gold, with a diameter of 12 inches. It weighs just over 2.5 pounds. The crescent is stylistically broken down into three sections. The top section reflects Scythian daily life.
The middle section is believed to represent Scythian connection to nature. The third section is thought to represent Scythian belief in the cosmos and their mythology.