収蔵資料

砂漠と草原
  せいどうせいしかがたかざりいた  Deer-Shaped Plaque

青銅器

Bronze

南シベリア

Southern Siberia

紀元前4~3世紀

4th-3rd century BCE

高4.0 cm, 長9.0 cm

H. 4.0 cm, L. 9.0 cm

裏面に鈕(ループ)の痕があり、衣服などに縫いつけて装飾に使われと思われます。類例は南シベリアのミヌシンスク盆地で多数出土しています。脚を折り曲げた鹿は、紀元前第1千年紀の草原地帯で広く好まれたモティーフです。

This deer-shaped cast bronze plaque originally had a loop on the reverse to put a cord through. It was probably an ornament to be tied to clothing. Similar examples have been excavated in the Minusinsk Basin, southern Siberia. The deer design with folded legs was popular in the Steppe region during the first millennium BCE.