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Deer-shaped silver ornament

Turkic period, 7th century CE

The National Museum of Mongolia

The National Museum of Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

This decorative ornament reflects the nomad tradition of worshipping deer during the Turkish period. This perfectly proportioned ornament displays a deer with large eyes, pointed ears and large antlers. Its body is engraved with fur and flower patterns demonstrating the skills of fine craftsmanship of the time. The pegs on the bottoms of hooves suggest that the ornament originally had a standing base.

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  • Title: Deer-shaped silver ornament
  • Date: Turkic period, 7th century CE
  • Location: "Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia"

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