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Hozzáadhatod e lapot a kedvencekhez

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During levelling the dike of the canal flowing a grave with a tarsoly cover plate was destroyed.
The tarsoly cover plate of Túrkeve 
Photo: József Hapák, data: Ancient Hungarians, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum 1996

Provenance:
Bokros-mound, Ecsegpuszta, 8-9 km distance of Túrkeve, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county.

Discovery of the finding:

During soil amelioration in 1938, prior to afforestation, while levelling the dike of the canal, a silver tarsoly plate embedded in a clay clod, was found by József Tóth. Further parts of the objects found were lost during World War II.

Material:
Silver gilt.

Size:
129x110 mm.

Preparation method:

The workmanship and the design of the silver gilt tarsoly plate recalls the ornamentation of the plate found at Szolnok-Strázsahalom. The background of the design was sunk into the metal using a hammer, while the veins of the leaves were raised. On the Szolnok-Strázsahalom plate the exuberant foliate design was set off by raised palmette leaves, while on this plate with inset stones that have since fallen out. The leaves are edged with a hatched border and the veins of the smaller leaves terminate in a dot. The sunken background was lavishly gilded. The plate was riveted to the backplate with twenty rosette-headed rivets.

 

Detail of the tarsoly cover plate of Túrkeve 
Photo: József Hapák, data: Ancient Hungarians, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum 1996
   
Drawing of the tarsoly cover plate of Túrkeve 
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Artwork:
The central collet, once most likely inset with the most splendid stone is formed by a plain, unornamented band. The composition harks back to the mount ornamented tarsoly lids. The palmette scrolls spring from the central collet and the sides of the plate, their central leafs curling towards the central stone. The closest parallels to this plate are those of Kiskunfélegyháza and Tarcal.

Usage:
The plate was broken in its middle horizontal axe, and a piece is missing from one of its corners. Fourteen rivets survived.

Inventory number:

Damjanich János Múzeum, Szolnok - 65.22.1.

Literature:
Szabó 1980, 275-293; 1983, 40-44; László 1970, picture No. 66, 165.

Detail of a former map
The provenance of the tarsoly finding can be found on this map detail of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county from 1927.
Source: Map-collection of the National Széchényi Library of Budapest

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