University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:41-37-255
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Central Asian
Provenience: Ordos
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Swan
Credit Line:Purchased from William Mayer, 1941
Other Number:N-13 - Other Number

Description

Bronze. Figure in the round of a sleeping swan with head turned and resting on back, neck forming a loop for hanging. Probably used as part of a throwing weapon. One of these were attached to each end of a rope or rawhide and swung at small game such as bustard, etc. Herodotus writes of this variety of Scythian hunting weapon.


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