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Belt Buckle

First half of the 1st millenium BC

Bronze

L 12.9 cm

Northern Ossetia, Koban burial ground

This figure, probably representing a galloping horse, is a typical example of the Koban Animal Style. The highly stylized figure has features characteristic of horses and creates the impression of swift movement. Parallel lines and their intersections form an ornamental decoration on the surface of the horse's body. The hook for attaching the buckle was on the reverse.

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