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A Pazyryk Culture Wood and Leather Shield, 5th century BC


Title: Shield
Place: Russia
Epoch. Period: Early Iron Age
Date: Pazyryk Culture. 5th century BC
Place of finding: Altai Mountains, Pazyryk Boundary, the Valley of the River Bolshoy Ulagan
Archaeological site: Pazyryk Barrow no. 1 (excavations by M.P. Gryaznov, 1929)
Material: wood, leather
Dimensions: 40.5 x 30 cm
Acquisition date: Entered the Hermitage in 1934; transferred from the Ethnographic Department of the State Russian Museum
Inventory Number: 1295-382
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg



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