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HungarianThe tarsoly cover plate of Eperjeske No. 2English
Hozzáadhatod e lapot a kedvencekhez

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No child burials were found.
The tarsoly cover plate of Eperjeske No. 2
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 sandminig 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:
Gilded silver.

Size:
The plate is highly fragmentary, with its upper third missing, height: 100 mm.

Preparation method:
The palmette leaves and the stems are outlined with fine hatching, the veins are marked with dot terminalled lines. The gilded background is not hammered back.

 

Detail of the tarsoly cover plate of Eperjeske No. 2
Photo: József Hapák, data: Ancient Hungarians, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum 1996
   
Drawing of the tarsoly cover plate of Eperjeske No. 2
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Artwork:
The plate is ornamented with trefoil palmettes forming a reticulated design. A line of dome-headed rivets which fixed the ornate frontplate to the backplate runs along the border. The closest parallel to its ornamentation is the Szolyva tarsoly plate.

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

Inventory number:

Jósa Adrás Múzeum, Nyíregyháza - 63.1032.

Literature:
Fettich 1937, 79-80.

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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