Tamara Talbot Rice
ANCIENT ARTS OF
CENTRAL ASIA

The Great Goddess and a horseman


Illustration 30, p39 in Tamara Talbot Rice, Ancient Arts of Central Asia, 1965
30 Detail of a motif from a felt appliqué hanging probably showing an investiture scene. The Great Goddess is shown holding a tree of life in her hand and granting audience to a rider. Pazyryk, fifth century BC
30 Wall-hanging (detail): the so-called Great Goddess being approached by a rider, Reconstruction. Felt appliqué. Pazyryk, Mound 5, fifth century BC. c. 10′x 6′ (3.05 x 1.83 m). Photo: State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad.



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