• Belt Plaque (Left)

    Technique:
    cast and chased
    Dimensions:
    12,3х8,1 cm

Belt Plaque (Left)

Created: Sakae Culture. 4th - 3th century BC

Found: Siberian collection of Peter I. Russia, Siberia

This pair of openwork plaques, the mirror images of each other, were cast in relief and chased. A fantastic griffin is tearing at a horse. The shoulder and croup of the horse and the griffin's thigh have hollows for coloured inlays. The hind quarters of both the attacker and victim are twisted upside down; this device makes the composition highly decorative, expressive and dynamic. Both the subject and the decorative device were typical of the Sakae culture.

Title:

Belt Plaque (Left)

Epoch. Period:

Place of finding:

Archaeological site:

Siberian collection of Peter I

Material:

Technique:

cast and chased

Dimensions:

12,3х8,1 cm

Acquisition date:

Formerly in Peter the Great's Siberian collection

Inventory Number:

Си.1727-1/6

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