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A brass Rhyton, bull's head drinking cup from the ancient Sogdian culture, second millennium AD or older.r r In good condition. It has been cleaned partly, but the nice antique green patina is preserved.r r Purchased mid 90's in London by Dr. Zelnik on the local art market.r r r Sogdians and Sogdian Culture : r About the Sogdian Culture : r Sogdian culture refers to the ancient culture of the Sogdians, an Iranian people who inhabited the region of Sogdiana, located in present-day Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and parts of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. The Sogdians were renowned traders, diplomats, and artisans along the ancient Silk Road, playing a significant role in the cultural and economic exchanges between East and West.r r Their culture was diverse and multifaceted:r r Trade and Commerce: Sogdians were known for their expertise in trade and commerce. They established extensive trade networks that connected China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Their strategic location along the Silk Road contributed significantly to their wealth and influence.r r Language and Writing: The Sogdians had their own language, which was an Eastern Iranian language closely related to Persian. They had a script, which was an adaptation of the Aramaic... lees verder bij Catawiki
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