Improvisation

Product code
IMP-9001
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Metal - 925 Sterling Silver

Gobustan Collection

The collection has been inspired by unique rock art engravings in Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape. The Landscape covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semidesert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6 000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40 000 years of rock art. The site also features the remains of inhabited caves, settlements and burials, all reflecting an intensive human use by the inhabitants of the area. Gobustan has outstanding universal value for the substantial evidence the collection of rock art images presents for fauna, flora and lifestyles in prehistoric times and for the cultural continuity between prehistoric and mediaeval times that the site reflects.

The image of a person performing ritual dance, Buyukdash, upper terrace is depicted on this item.

The collection has been inspired by unique rock art engravings from Gobustan Rock Landscape. Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.

The site also features the remains of inhabited caves, settlements and burials, all reflecting an intensive human use by the inhabitants of the area during the wet period that followed the last Ice Age, from the Upper Paleolithic to the Middle Ages. The site, which covers an area of 537 ha, is part of the larger protected Gobustan Reservation. Gobustan has outstanding universal value for the quality and density of its rock art engravings, for the substantial evidence the collection of rock art images presents for hunting, fauna, flora and lifestyles in pre-historic times and for the cultural continuity between prehistoric and mediaeval times that the site reflects.