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


A larger image of the Pazyryk Culture Wood and Leather Shield, 5th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Title: Shield
Place: Russia
Epoch. Period: Early Iron Age
Date: Pazyryk Culture. 5th century BC
Place of finding: Altai Territory, Pazyryk Boundary, the Valley of the River Bolshoy Ulagan
Archaeological site: Pazyryk Barrow No. 1 (excavations by M.P. Gryaznov, 1929)
Material: wood and leather
Dimensions: 35.5 x 27.5 cm
Acquisition date: Entered the Hermitage in 1934; transferred from the Ethnographic Department of the State Russian Museum
Inventory Number: 1295-232
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

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


A larger image of the Pazyryk Culture Wood and Leather Shield, 5th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg


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



Similar to the shield of Fig. 3 (3) Bactrian Yuezhi embroidered on three pieces of a carpet, Noyon Uul, Mongolia, after 120 BC.
and a Graeco-Roman or Parthian Leather and Cane Shield, Dura-Europos (Syria) ca. 323 B.C.-A.D. 256
and a shield at top right of Sculptures of Sargon II at Dur-Sharrukin (Khorsabad), The Assyrians Besiege and Assault the City of Pazashi (Panzish), in 715BC

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