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Scythian woman in full panoply.

Scythians, or "Saka", were large group of east-iranian nomadic tribes, well known to persians, greeks and romans. Like most steppe peoples, they were horse-riding pastoralists, well know for proficiency with bow, and cavalry warfare.

Amongst their charming behaviours was drinking blood of fallen enemies, collecting their heads, and decorating equipment with human scalps.
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Honestly, one of the best pictures of Amazons I have ever seen. Great work!
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Decorating with scalps--Martha Stewart would approve!
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Excellent! I'll bet you used an Osprey Men-at-Arms book as a reference!
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SatapatisProfessional General Artist
Yes I did. The picure by Angus MacBride with two men and woman with braid. Her helmet was my idea as Scythians were often using the Greek equipment. I also looked at findings from the Pazyryk site for her earrings although this drawing is not sufficiently large or detailed to really show the detail.
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requiem-at-saturdayHobbyist General Artist
Very nice and detailed work!

But as far as I remember, the Saka were rather the eastern version of the scythians and not the scythians themselves?
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SatapatisProfessional General Artist
Word "saka" was also iranian name for scythian tribes in general.
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Great work !
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ghibli92Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice inking!
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SatapatisProfessional General Artist
Thanks, but it should be better...
It is not very visible on screen, but on real drawing her hair looks much worse.
Well, obviously I don`t have too much practice.
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