Tamara Talbot Rice
ANCIENT ARTS OF
CENTRAL ASIA

The Great Goddess and a horseman

Scytho-Sakian period

A larger image of the Great Goddess and a horseman, Pazyryk, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.

Illustration 30, p39 in Tamara Talbot Rice, Ancient Arts of Central Asia, 1965
30 Detail of a motif from a felt appliqué hanging probably showing an investiture scene. The Great Goddess is shown holding a tree of life in her hand and granting audience to a rider. Pazyryk, fifth century BC
30 Wall-hanging (detail): the so-called Great Goddess being approached by a rider. Reconstruction. Felt appliqué. Pazyryk, Mound 5, fifth century BC. c. 10′x 6′ (3.05 x 1.83 m). Photo: State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad



Detail of the rider who approaches the Great Goddess, felt applique, Pazyryk



See also 'Siberian gold and bronze belt buckles & plaques', an extract from ANCIENT ARTS OF CENTRAL ASIA by Tamara Talbot Rice
Scythian Rhyton with a Ritual Scene, Merdzhana, Transkuban, Late 4th - early 3rd centuries BC. Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 2521-10