The seat of the soul is where the inner world and the outer world meet. Where they overlap, it is in every point of the overlap. - Novalis

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Masterpieces of the Animal Style

Pazyryk. 5th century (?). Altai Mountains, Southern Siberia. Map. (From the John Haskins Slide Collection, University of Pittsburgh) [The authenticity of this piece has been questioned. - details to follow]

Bronze idol of a bear - 6th-7th century. 8cm x 5.7cm - Western Urals, Russia. Hermitage Museum.

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