5 December 2001
THIRTEEN SCYTHIAN GOLD APPLIQUÉS
Circa 4th Century B.C.
Each sheet plaque die-formed, including four couchant hares; two couchant griffins looking backwards; four square elements with alternating raised blocks; an eight-pointed star with a circular central element surrounded by eight circular perforations; a flying eagle and a standing cock; each pierced along the edges for attachment
1 1/16 in. (2.6 cm) long, for the largest (13)
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For similar appliqués see p. 106, 109-110 in Leskov, et al., Art Treasures of Ancient Kuban.
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