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Hungarian The tarsoly cover plate of Bodrogvécs English
Hozzáadhatod e lapot a kedvencekhez

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Most part of the finds were lost during the past few decades.
The tarsoly cover plate of Bodrogvécs
Photo: József Hapák, data: Ancient Hungarians, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum 1996

Provenance:
Vec, Slovakia at present. Sand hill, opposite to the ‘Lecse’ pub, at the settlement border.

Discovery of the finding:

In the autumn of 1897, during vine cultivation, a rich Conquest period grave was found. Most of the finds were lost. János Szendrei managed to collect only a part of the goods. No notes were made of the goods found in graves of the Eastern part of the same hill, uncovered during the following year. One of the richest 10th century cemeteries was destroyed at the border of Bodrogvécs. A part of the finds were taken to the Museum in Košice, but the biggest part was lost during the past few decades.

Material:
Silver gilt foreplate, copper backplate.

Size:
143x117 mm.

Preparation method:
The background is decorated with punched circles, gilded, but not hammered back. A cast rosette was riveted to the plate on top and at the bottom where it held the closing strap in place. The silver frontplate was fixed to the copper backplate with a line of dome-headed silver rivets following the borderline.

 

Detail of the tarsoly cover plate of Bodrogvécs
Photo: József Hapák, data: Ancient Hungarians, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum 1996
   
Drawing of the tarsoly cover plate of Bodrogvécs
József Huszka: History of the Magyar Turanian Ornamentation

Artwork:
The whole surface of the plate is decorated with a scrolling palmette pattern. The upper border of the palmette leaves is finely hatched.

Usage:

Inventory number:

Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum, Budapest - 63.2.A.

Literature:
Dókus 1900, 39-47; Fettich 1937, 78-79; Fettich 1942, 13.

Detail of a former map
The provenance of the tarsoly finding can be found on this map detail of Zemplén county from 1915.
Source: Map-collection of the National Széchényi Library of Budapest

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