Exhibition of "Nomads and Networks: The Ancient Art and Culture of Kazakhstan"

Plaque of “Snow Leopard Mask” Consisting of Two Facing Ibex Heads and Flying Bird
Gold, Turquoise
Shilikty 3, Kurgan 82, 8th-7th C. BCE
H x W x D: 1.56 x 2.48 x .2 cm
Central State Museum, Almaty: KP 26862
Photo: © The Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty

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Z. Samashev

Burial mounds in the landscape of Kazakhstan
Photo: © Z. Samashev/A. Kh. Margulan Institute of Archaeology, Almaty

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Cauldron Protome of Winged Ibexes
Bronze
Almaty region, chance find n.d., 5th-3rd C. BCE
H x W x D: 17.5 x 23 x 4.2 cm
Central State Museum, Almaty: KP 23732
Photo: © The Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty

Viktor Kharchenko

Plaque of Argali Head Suspended from Ribbed Bar from Horse Tack
Wood, gold foil
Berel, Kurgan 11, late 4th-early 3rd C. BCE
H x W x D: 7.6 x 8.7 x 1 cm
Presidential Center of Culture, Astana: 4954
Photo: by Viktor Kharchenko, © The Presidential Center of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana

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August 11–November 12, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
“Nomads and Networks” is the first U.S. exhibition to present a comprehensive overview of the ancient nomadic culture of Kazakhstan, which roamed the Altai and Tianshan regions of eastern Kazakhstan from roughly the eighth through the first century BCE. The objects in the show come from every important museum in Kazakhstan.

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