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Bronze Pole-Top with a Stag Figurine

Unknown400 - 300 BCE

National Museum of the History of Ukraine

National Museum of the History of Ukraine
Kyiv, Ukraine

This piece has an egg-shaped body, which has an iron ball inside of the hollow openwork part of it. The bronze pole-top and the other five likewise pieces were probably decorations for a funeral cart. They were placed on the wooden handles.
These mentioned bronze pole-tops were found near the entrance to the Side tomb of Tovsta Mohyla barrow, where a wealthy Scythian woman and her son were buried accompanied in death by their servants.

Details

  • Title: Bronze Pole-Top with a Stag Figurine
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 400 - 300 BCE
  • Location Created: Unknown
  • Physical Dimensions: h 155, d 55 mm
  • Type: Decorations
  • Rights: National Museum of the History of Ukraine
  • Medium: Bronze, casting
  • Place found: The Tovsta Mohyla kurgan, Dnipropetrovsk Region, Ukraine
  • Period: Early Iron Age
  • Culture: The Scythians

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