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Object Number: 30-33-1.5
Current Location: The Golden Age of King Midas
Currently On Display
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
Height: 3cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Anderson Galleries (Canessa Estate Sale), subscription of William Hinckle Smith, 1930

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Golden Age of King Midas (13 Feb 2016 - 27 Nov 2016)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] Leskov, A. M. 2008. The Maikop Treasure. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 53, no. 62View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Rubinson, Karen S. 1975. "Herodotus and the Scythians". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 17 (4): 16-20. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 19, fig. 6View Objects cited in this Publication

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