Sarmatian, (1st century AD). Medium: gold, turquoise, coral, garnet, pearl, glass and amethyst. Date: 1st Century. Greek influenced art from the regions to the north of the Black Sea, in the shape of classical calathos, depicting Tree of Life approached by sacred animals. Provenance: Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. Photographic Rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.