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Object Number:
30-33-1.4
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Scythian
Provenience:
Russia
Kuban
Maikop
Date Made:
499-400 BC
Early Date:
499
Late Date:
400
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Gold
Technique:
Punched
Soldered
Iconography:
Stag
Bird
Description:
Plaque in the form of a stag with three birds' heads decorating its antlers and details in relief. The naturalistic rendering of the stag contrasts sharply with the stylized heads of the birds. There are several attachment loops on the reverse of each plaque. Reconstructed as part of numerous gold plaques decorating a shirt.
Height:
3cm
Credit Line:
Museum Purchase, subscription of William Hinckle Smith

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Leskov, A. M. 2008. The Maikop Treasure. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 53, no. 62
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[Article] Rubinson, Karen S. 1975. "Herodotus and the Scythians". Expedition. 17 (4): 16-20. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 19, fig. 6
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