Pazyryk Maidens

The Pazaryk were nomadic people who lived in what nowadays is Siberia. Here barrow-like tomb mounds were found, called kurgan. These tombs contained a lot of art, particularly body art in the form of tattoos. One big theme was that the Pazaryk used headdresses with an antler-theme to turn animals into spirit animals. The girls shown here wear antler-like headdresses that might have been used in sacred ceremonies. Antlers are an ancient symbol for re-birth as deer shed them every year after the rutting season and grow new ones.

To see all paintings in the Pazyryk Series together and read more about them click on Pazyryk Series.

Acrylic paint on canvass

80 x 100 cm




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