University of Wyoming Art Museum Receives Gift of Small Bronzes

The University of Wyoming Art Museum has announced a gift of small bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation.

Dating from the thirteenth to first centuries B.C., the thirty-five bronzes were created by horse-riding dwellers of the Eurasian steppe, a region that extends from northern China through Mongolia to the plains of Eastern Europe. Items in the collection range from a ten-inch-long sword to a one-inch garment ornament shaped like an animal head.

"This significant gift represents only a fraction of the collection Arthur M. Sackler amassed over his lifetime, and it is a testament to Dr. Sackler's generosity and avid support of the arts," said UW Art Museum director and chief curator Susan Moldenhauer. "The museum looks forward to sharing these beautiful small works with the academic community, preschool through twelfth-grade students, and the general public."

"UW Art Museum Receives Gift of Ancient Small Bronzes." University of Wyoming Press Release 03/01/2016.