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Hozzáadhatod e lapot a kedvencekhez

Leather tarsoly

 

 

 

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Four graves were disturbed by István Gergely, inhabitant of Komoród.
The tarsoly cover plate of Tuzsér
Photo: József Hapák, data: Ancient Hungarians, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum 1996

Provenance:
Grave No. 6 on the Boszorkányhegy hill at Tuzsér, about 6 km of distance of the Tiszabezdéd findspot, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county.

Discovery of the finding:
Some Return home period graves were disturbed during vine cultivation at the end of the 19th century. László Vidovics, the chief constable of Kivárda and Béla Sziklássy, the district physician learned about the graves in 1900 when four burials had already been disturbed by István Gergey of Komoród. Later two more burials were uncovered there by an excavation. Grave No. 6 probably contained a coffin burial.

Material:
Silver foreplate, copper backplate, mounts: gilded copper, strap end: gilded silver.

Size:
Plate: 128x118 mm, mounts: 16x13 mm, strap end: 32x9 mm.

Preparation method:

The frontplate and the backplate were held together with a line of twenty-seven round-headed rivets.

 

Detail of the tarsoly cover plate of Tuzsér
Photo: József Hapák, data: Ancient Hungarians, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum 1996
   
Strap end of the tarsoly cover plate of Tuzsér
Photo: József Hapák, data: Ancient Hungarians, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum 1996

Artwork:
Unornamented silver tarsoly plate with a backplate of the same size. The pair of rivets in the centre of the plate on top and at the bottom were ornamented with rosettes. The two narrow gilt bronze mounts ornamented with a foliate design and the silver gilt strap end bearing a leaf pattern probably adorned the suspension strap of the tarsoly. Almost identical parallels to the rare conquest age human depiction mounts are those of Izsák and Karos. At the end of the closing strap there is a narrow strap end bearing a leaf pattern, with two rivets at the backside. An iron bad reinforced the lower part of the leather tarsoly on the reverse. The parallel of this curved border reinforcement band is known from the burial of Rakamaz.

Usage:
The two upper rivets on the fragmentary upper part of the plate since have fallen out. (One was still at its place at the time of finding).

Inventory number:
Jósa András Múzeum, Nyíregyháza - 64.876.5.

Literature:
Jósa 1900, 222-223.; Hampel 1905, II, 673.; Dienes 1961, 163-164.

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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