We’ve been busy installing the final objects for our #Scythians exhibition, which opens this Thursday. These small plaques are examples of expert Scythian craftsmanship – they depict feline predators and are only 2cm across! Made by stamping gold sheets with punches, lots of identical plaques could be made quickly and easily. They were sewn onto the clothing of a chief from the 7th century BC – the choice of image reflects his power.
See more stunning objects that reveal the lives of the Scythians in our major exhibition – book tickets:
Its interesting that the curator wears gloves in this picture, but in the restoration of the Dunhuang tapestry they don't. Is this because the acids in hands affect metals, but not fabrics?
Amazing craftsmanship, these animals has such character. The technique makes me think of the the technique used to make the gullgubber from Scandinavia. The gullgubbers are thinner and smaller though.
Bruce Mutard - you're not in London for long enough!
French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec died #onthisday in 1901. Here are some of his colourful prints depicting the elegance, glamour and excess of France in the 1890s.
Are you brave enough to try some buggy snacks at Cafe Insecta? BugFest 2017 is almost here!
Teacher Throws Marker to Get Students' Attention. When One Gets Hit, His Mom Files a Police Report
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