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.
Its owner was most likely a member of the princely retinue.
Jósa Adrás Múzeum, Nyíregyháza
Fettich 1937, 79-80.; 1942, 13,27.; Dienes 1964, 109-110.