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Ancient Buried Treasures of South Siberia

... chosen were allowed: to the fathomless depths of the blue sky, the abode of good spirits, and to the vast abysses of Abaddon, the world of the dead. The world reflected in the akinak Among the most important articles of the Iyus collection was a bronze dagger — the akinak . Its guard (shaft-blade) is made in the form of three-dimensional bifacial protomes (the “protome” is the Greek for the “front part”, the “sculptured front part of an animal”) of a wild boar’s head, while the crown ...

Modified: 30.05.2006
treasures , Siberia , Khakasia , Iyus , Yenisey , dagger
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