IN PICS: British Museum dips into Siberian history with exclusive jewellery ranges

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The British Museum has unveiled its brand-new jewellery ranges, which take inspiration from the BP exhibition on the Scythians warriors of ancient Siberia.

The jewellery pieces, which were designed to replicate curved panther gold plaques seen in the Scythians warriors exhibition, were designed by a variety of jewellers.

The Oxus Treasure collection, which retails from £50 to £55, was inspired by an embossed gold costume-fitting plaques showing the head of the Egyptian dwarf-god Bes. The pieces show monsters with long snouts, rows of teeth, triangular shaped eyes and long interlocking tails.

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The range also features pieces from handmade designer Mirabelle, in addition to items exclusive to the British Museum.

The Oxus Treasures series, which features circular gold plaque ornaments and embossed decoration, is part of the British Museum collection.

A selection of the jewellery can be viewed below.



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