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Tiszaeszlár-bashalom
Hozzáadhatod e lapot a kedvencekhez

Leather tarsoly

 

 

 

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Objects found in the graves were gathered and pocketed by a Rumanian officer.
The tarsoly cover plate of  Tiszaeszlár-bashalom
Photo: József Hapák, data: Ancient Hungarians, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum 1996

Provenance:
The grave ‘D’ of Fenyvestábla, North of Bashalom, East of Tiszeszlár, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county.

Discovery of the finding:
At the time of the Rumanian occupation following World War I, Rumanian soldiers dug a military trench and found this plate among other objects. Two cemeteries of richly equipped graves came to light here some twenty-five years later. Near the findspot, Julia Kovalovszki also identified the late settlement of the community which used these cemeteries.

Material:
Sheet silver frontplate, (partly gilt?).

Size:
Plate: 97x75 mm, heart-shaped mount: 15x10 mm.

Preparation method:

The plate was riveted to the backplate with a line of rivets. Some of the rivet holes can still be seen along the border. The background of the design of the strap end was gilded. There are three rivets on the reverse.

 

Detail of the the tarsoly cover plate of  Tiszaeszlár-bashalom
Photo: József Hapák, data: Ancient Hungarians, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum 1996
   

Photo: József Hapák, data: Ancient Hungarians, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum 1996

Artwork:
The outlines of a gilded foliate design could still be discerned when it was found. Maybe the little heart-shaped silver mount belonged to this tarsoly plate. The strap end bears a depiction of a double-rooted Tree of Life.

Usage:
In a heavily fragmented condition

Inventory number:

Jósa András Múzeum, Nyíregyháza - 64.881.4.

Literature:
Dienes 1956, LIX, LXII. t.

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

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