ABOUT THE BORDERS OF PECTORALS FROM THE TOLSTAYA MOGILA AND THE BOLSHAYA BLIZNITSA


  • L. I. Babenko M. F. Sumtsov Kharkiv Historical Museum
Keywords: Scythians, pectoral, the Tolstaya Mogila, the Bolshaya Bliznitsa, toreutics, border.

Abstract

Foreword. In the construction of the pectorals from the Tolstaya Mogila and the Bolshaya Bliznitsa the border were used, that edged the frame figure composition on one or both sides. Despite stylistic likeliness (egg-and-dart ornamentation), the borders differ in structure, skill level, and their functional intended purpose.

The border of pectoral from the Tolstaya Mogila. The lower frieze border of the pectoral from the Tolstaya Mogila narrowed the gap height at the whole length by 4 mm, which provided optimal disposition of sculpture figures between two frieze binders. And also it visually enlarged the frieze width, promoting for more harmonic balance of the upper and lower friezes. The border of pectoral from the Bolshaya Bliznitsa. Two borders, that edged the figure composition of the pectoral from the Bolshaya Bliznitsa, when combined with 17 transverse strips, served as a framework for frieze figures bracing. They also ensured better immobility for pectoral binders that are laid of three ducts.

Conclusions. Usage of different design solutions in pectorals construction can evidence for their manufacture in different workshops.

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Babenko, L. I. (2018). ABOUT THE BORDERS OF PECTORALS FROM THE TOLSTAYA MOGILA AND THE BOLSHAYA BLIZNITSA. Archaeology and Early History of Ukraine, 27(2), 155-163. https://doi.org/10.37445/adiu.2018.02.10