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Skythian Gold Belt Plaque with Seated Archer, Aksyutintsy, Ukraine, 4th Century BC.

Year: 4th century BC
Material: Gold
Size: 5.5 cm
Museum: State Historical Museum, Moscow
Poltava province. Romensky district, Aksyutintsy village, mound 5.
Excavations of the village: A. Mazaraki, 1905

A hero or a god is presented on the belt plaques in Aksyutintsy (Yatsenko 2007, 58) sitting on a stool with a small gala figured axe in his right hand and a vessel (?) in his left one (fig. 11, 1). The personage has a long face with a massive chin, a Scythian hairstyle of long hair and lens-shaped eyes, a hardly seen moustache, short legs. The décor of his caftan-sisirna, belt and gorytos is accentuated.
ESSAYS ON SCYTHIAN ANTROPOMORPHIC IMAGES by Sergey A. Yatsenko. Moscow, Russian State University for the Humanities.

See all seven versions of this plaque at Yandex Disk.

See also Scythian gold plaques with two drinkers, Solokha kurgan, beginning of the 4th century B.C. State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
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