Ancient Scythian Bronze Deer Fibula Brooch 6th-4th Century B.C.
Authentic ancient Scythian Northern Black Sea Region, Bronze Fibula Brooch in the form of a Kneeling Deer 6th-4th Century B.C.
DETAILS: Openwork bronze depicting a seated deer with slender body, large head and antlers, and pronounced musculature; the legs folded beneath the body; the head regardant, resting on the hind quarters; the facial features stylized, with a large, round eye; the reverse with it’s the original clasp for attachment.
1) The Golden Deer of Eurasia Scythian and Sarmatian Treasures from the Russian Steppes
2) From the Lands of the Scythians: Ancient Treasures from Museums of U.S.S.R., 3000-100 B.C
3) Ancient Bronzes of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes by Emma C. Bunker
4) Scythian Art: Crafts of the Early Eurasian Nomads, by Georges Charriere
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 3.6 cm (1.42 inches)
CONDITION: In its original condition, Intact, with original pin. showing the age and usage, with a dark green patina. The pin is frozen in the closed position.
PROVENANCE: From an old Canadian collection formed in the 1980's.
The Fibula is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.