The State Hermitage Museum Collection Okunevo Petroglyphs

The State Hermitage Museum Collection Okunevo Petroglyphs

The art of the Okunev tribes belongs to the Bronze Age, first half of the 2nd millennium BC.

Okunev culture petroglyphs focused on zoomorphic and mythological images.

In this photo we can appreciate a piece of sandstone from the Chernovaya III cemetery decorated with the image of a mythical wild beast. The predator is represented in an aggressive posture with the muscular body of a wolf, the head of a bear baring its teeth and stiching its tongue out, and with birds´claws with spurs.

VCrown©2011 Okunevo Petroglyphs 1

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