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The "Princess" of Ipatovo: Larger Image Volume 52 Number 2, March/April 1999

This woman of the steppes was buried with gold jewelry, a Greek red-figure cup, and other offerings. Inlay on the necklets is typical of the Sarmatian culture, while the bracelets are decorated in the Scythian animal style. Tombs combining characteristics of the two cultures may provide insight into the shift around 300 B.C. from Scythian to Sarmatian. Click on a highlighted area to see detail. (Courtesy Heinrich Härke)


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