Marina Weir,
Ayrshire, Scotland UK

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the russian gallery


From the 7th to about the 2nd century B.C. nomadic people, the Scythians, lived on the northern shores of the Black Sea: Ukraine and Crimea. This is the region my family came from. Archaeological exploration has unearthed Scythian artifacts and relics which give an insight into their history and way of life. The mounds that were excavated that yielded these finds are called Kurhans. Animal motifs figure prominently in Scythian art, among them cats and horses. The hare can also be found on decorative pieces. Most of the work in this gallery is inspired by the world of the Scythians. Mazeppa's Horse and Troika are more modern Russian themes.