Egyptian Revival SIGNED MMA Pin Brooch Scythian Stag

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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 24,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

From Estate Signed MMA a Scythian Stag pin. The following is written on a piece of paper which came with the stag: Scythian Stag Late VII early VI century B.C. The Scythian stag from which this piece of jewelry is adapted as found mounted on a round shield in it owners barrow. It was possibly the personal badge of a high chieftain or more likely the totem animal of a clan. Though resting, the stag raises his head as if alerted by approaching danger. The impression of latent power is strengthened by the swirl of his magnificent antlers, both deadly weapon an dcrown-like ornament, rendered like coiled springs. The contour of the figure with its combination of smoothly curving planes and sharp ridges suggests that this impressive art style was derived from wood-carving techniques. The letters MMA are pressed on the back of the Stag pin .

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