6th-5th century BC
H 9.3 cm, w 10.9 cm, wt 221.2 g
This plaque is formed of a feline beast of prey. Its
outstretched neck and body curve round to form a
semicircle, while the tail and paws, freely arranged
within the ring, are linked to each other and to the
beast's face with cast crosspieces. The plaque is
fashioned in high relief. At the ends of the paws, tail and
on the face there are circle rings for inlays.
On the reverse are three loops to attach the plaque to a
The figure of a curved beast of prey is characteristic of
the early Scythian Animal Style.