Birth of the Scythian Ram
Wildlife Sculpture by Timothy Nimmo
41x20x17" bronze ed/25
"Birth of the Scythian Ram" is similar in concept to the "Birth of the Sacred Stag" pieces. I departed from those pieces slightly in that this is my homage to the ancient Scythian artist who have given me so much inspiration. I incorporated a little more of their cultural influences in the style of this(Babylonian, Aegean, and other Near Eastern cultures of the time).
This depicts that spiritual birthing as their Great Sky God brings forth the first primordial ram from the spirit realm to the physical world. But this is not just representative of the ram as animal spirit being given to the Scythians, but rather as a symbol incarnate of their entire identity, culture, laws, and ways being given to them. The Judeo-Christian equivalent would be Moses coming down Mt Sinai with the tablets of the Ten Commandments.
Birth of the Scythian Ram is offered in a different patina as well as this one. This patina evokes associations with the cave art of early man. The other patina is a more translucent gold, reminiscent of ancient iconographic statuary or idols. I like both, and am torn between the two. So I offer both. (please specify preference if any)