An exposition entitled “Treasures of Kushan” is presented in Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- A unique exhibition of masterpieces of the era of the Kushan Empire “Treasures of Kushan” has opened in the Tashkent’s Gallery of Fine Arts of Uzbekistan. An exclusive feature of the exhibition was a demonstration of the legendary “Dalverzin Gold”, found at excavations of the Dalverzin-tep fort in Surkhandarya region.
An exclusive feature of the exhibition was a demonstration of the legendary “Dalverzin Gold”, found at excavations of the Dalverzin-tep fort in Surkhandarya region.
In 1972, during excavations, a group of archaeologists led by academician E. Rtveladze discovered the largest treasure of gold objects in the history of the region, weighing about 36 kg, dating back to the 1st century bca. Until today, these rare treasures have been stored in state funds, and have not been exhibited before.
Among the rarest exhibits of the exhibition are a gold pectoral (hryvnia), crowned with a gemma depicting Heracles, breastplate gold jewelry, a gold plaque depicting an animal, unique golden bars with inscriptions made in Kharoshtha letters distributed in Northern India and in the south of Central Asia (Bactria, Sogdiana ) in the 3rd century BC e. - IV century n e., and much more.
Exhibits of various museums of Uzbekistan related to the Kushan era are presented for the first time in one exposition.