University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 30-33-1.14
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:Cross
Height: 1cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Anderson Galleries (Canessa Estate Sale), subscription of William Hinckle Smith, 1930

Description

Crusiform plaques comprise five rhombi attached only at the corners: one in the center and one forming each arm of the cross. Each rhombus is edged with a relief line and has a round covexity in its center. An attachment loop is soldered to 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: pp. 55-56, no. 66View 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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