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HungarianThe tarsoly cover plate of Eperjeske No. 3English
Hozzáadhatod e lapot a kedvencekhez

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The cemetery is certainly in lack of female burials.
The tarsoly cover plate of Eperjeske No. 3
Photo: József Hapák, data: Ancient Hungarians, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum 1996

Provenance:
Eperkeske, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, tarsoly plates were found in the graves No. 2 and 3.

Discovery of the finding:
The plate was found during sand mining in the spring of 1920, later the graves No. 2-5 were uncovered by the landowners who immediately rushed to see the discovery. A further grave also containing a horse burial was found in 1925. Among the nine graves there are no female burials.

Material:
Silver foreplate with gilded background, bronze backplate.

Size:
130x118 mm.

Preparation method:
The background of the design is gilded but not hammered back, it forms an even surface.

 

Detail of the tarsoly cover plate of Eperjeske No. 3
Photo: József Hapák, data: Ancient Hungarians, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum 1996
   
Drawing of the tarsoly cover plate of Eperjeske No. 3
József Huszka: History of the Magyar Turanian Ornamentation

Artwork:
A vertical engraved band, outlined with hatching and filled with a chain of palmettes, their tips pointing downwards divides the surface in two halves. This pattern evokes the closing strap of the earlier mount-ornamented tarsoly-s implying that the ornamental motifs of these metal tarsoly plates were inspired by simple tarsoly-s, decorated with textile or leather ‘appliqué'. Only the upper edge of the leave patterns are hatched. A line of dome-headed silver rivets, which held the silver foreplate and the bronze backplate together, runs along the border. A large silver gilt, cast rosette sits at both ends of the vertical ornamented band. This way of decoration could play a role in the fixing of the suspender and closing straps as well.

Usage:
Its owner was most likely a member of the princely retinue.

Inventory number:

Jósa Adrás Múzeum, Nyíregyháza - 64.879.2.

Literature:
Fettich 1937, 79-80.; 1942, 13,27.; Dienes 1964, 109-110.

Detail of a former map
The provenance of the tarsoly finding can be found on this map detail of Szabolcs county from 1913.
Source: Map-collection of the National Széchényi Library of Budapest

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