The foliate design is arranged around a palmette bunch in the
centre and in the four corners. This composition is reminiscent
of the mount-ornamented tarsoly-s where the lid was adorned with
one mount in the centre and diamond-shaped mounts in the four
corners. (see the find of Újfehértó)
A bunch of palmette leaves, their tips twirling inwards, rise
out of the central palmette and from the four corners. Similarly
to the looped palmette and tendril pattern of the Galgóc
plate this intricate floral design is also a masterful evocation
of the Tree of Life.
The owner of the plate must have been someone of very high rank.
Some of the silver rivets were still in their original position
when the plate reached the museum, now, however only a fragment
survives in the upper corner. It seems probable that the rivet
heads were ornamented.
Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum, Budapest - 58/1912.1.
Jelentés...1912, picture No. 39, 5.; Fettich 1937, 81,
LXI-LXIII. t.; 1942, 14, 14. t.; László 1944, XXX.
t.; 1970, XIV. t; Dienes 1967, 16; 1972, 9. t.