Swastika Shaped Plaques (small)
6–5 cc. BC. Plaques of the subquadrat form, swastika-like with an ornithomorphic image bearing an emphatically predatory character. Four heads of griffins are depicted in profile and placed one behind the other in a circle, closing the composition in a circular rotation, around the convex circle in the center and worked out by a roller framing it. Beaks of griffins touch the occipital part of the anterior griffins. The clear aggressiveness of the image of the griffin might be seen. The griffin motif is represented in the form of a bird's head with a powerful closed long and blunt beak bent to the bottom with a distinguished wax, with a large round convex eye framed by a rounded platen. The line of the mouth is in the form of a deepened arcuate groove. The relief is clear, well developed from the front and back. On the reverse side, 4 loops are soldered. The holes of the four griffins are punched under the beaks. Under the eyes of the griffins to the back of the neck, a groove is developed in the form of a comma, edged with a platen.
- 6–5 cc. BC.
- Place of discovery/Manufacture
- Taksay-1 mound. Western Kazakhstan
- Materials, technic
- Gold, forging sheet, forging strips, embossing, soldering
- 2,5 х 2,5
- 140 g
- National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan
- Inventory number
- ҚРҰМ УҚ тк2-927/1 БКОМ № 9241/16