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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 177 ART AROUND THE WORLD

Deer Stones

NOMADIC ART OF MONGOLIA

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By definition, nomadic peoples do not leave much behind. When they migrate, they blend with their new environments, creating a hybrid culture unique to its time and place. The people who populated the northern Mongolian/southern Siberian steppe followed this pattern and, around 1,000 BCE, began creating unique works of art called “deer stones.” Named for the repetitive deer and antler designs found on many of these slight granite monoliths, several hundred are scattered ...

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