Pazyryk Tattoos


Recently I have been researching the Pazyryk culture from modern day Siberia, with their contorted animalistic illustrations.

This is my design of the big catlike illustration found on the Pazyryk chiefs right shoulder. Parts of it get lost under the mummies armpit, I have reconstructed the missing parts.

The following excerpt is from the Hermitage Museum site. They have more photos of the ice mummies, found near the Golden Mountains of Altai, Siberia.

‘The tattoos were discovered in 2003-2004 during an examination of ancient mummies which are kept in the State Hermitage’s Department of Archeology of Eastern Europe and Siberia. Three of the mummies come from the Altai, more specifically from the Pazyryk barrows, which date from the 5th-3rd centuries B.C. and were excavated by S.I. Rudenko during 1947-1948.’

To read more I have found this great pdf from Unesco.

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