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Символічний характер скіфського мистецтва
Symbolic character of Scythian art

Author(s): Bogdan Vidma
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Semiology
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: Scythian animal style; symbolism; mythological consciousness; Scythian model of world; scenes of torment; cyclic counter of vital and chthonic forces;

Summary/Abstract: Article is devoted to symbolism of art of Scythian animal style. Special attention was given to the symbolics associated with the theme of life and death, in particular - the meaning of scenes of torment herbivores by predators. The author explores the symbolic expression of three-tiered model of the Scythian world, embodied in the decoration of the famous pectoral from mound of Thick Tomb.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 22
  • Page Range: 282-287
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Ukrainian