SCYTHIAN PLAQUES

THE SCYTHIAN SECTIONS:

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PLAQUES AND BELT-PLAQUES
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Ornamental metal plaques depicting animals are a ubiquitous feature of nomadic art. Animal Style plaques were widely used to decorate horse harness, felt tents, wagons and clothing. Depictions of lions are not frequently encountered in the art of the steppe. Iranian-speaking Scythians could borrow lion  imagery and symbolism from ancient Iranian art where The depictions of lions were popular in Persian art, especially in the Achaemenid Empire (550–330 BCE). Human figures are quite rare in Scythian art. Belonging to a later period, the humanoid and lion plaques are made of gilded silver.

 

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IMAGE CITATION:

1. Buckle, First half of 1st Century

Gold, glass: hammering, soldering, grinding

2. Belt-Plaque, 5th-2nd Centuries B.C.

Bronze: molding, gilding

3. Eagle-Shaped Plaque, 500-450 B.C.

Gold, repousee

4. Eagle-Shaped Plaques, 400-380 B.C.

Gold, repousee

5. Stag-Shaped Plaques,  6th-5th Centuries B.C.

Gold, repousee

6. Plaques with Images of Animals, 5th Century B.C.

Gold: hammering, stamping

7. Elk-Shaped Plaque, 425-350 B.C.

Gold, repousee

8. Stag-Shaped Plaque,  400-380 B.C.

Gold, repousee

9. Griffin-Shaped Plaque, 330-300 B.C.

Gold, repousee

1o.  Lion-Shaped Plaquette, date unknown

Silver: casting, gilding, engraving

11.  Antropomorphic Plaque,

Silver: casting, gilding, engraving
12.  Biga-Shaped Plaquette, 4th Century B.C.
Gold: hammering, stamping

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