Sakae or Sarmatian Belt Buckle (Right) of a Boar Hunt, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg


A larger image of the Sakae or Sarmatian Belt Buckle (Right) of a Boar Hunt, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Title: Belt Buckle (Right): Wild Boar Hunt
Epoch. Period: Early Iron Age
Date: Sakae Culture. 5th - 4th century BC
Place of finding: Russia, Siberia
Material: gold, blue smalt and coral
Technique: cast, decorated with inlay
Dimensions: 19.8 cm
Acquisition date: Entered the Hermitage in 1859-1860; transferred from the Russian Academy of Sciences; formerly in Peter the Great's Siberian collection
Inventory Number: Си.1727-1/69
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg



Referenced as illustration 27, p36 in Tamara Talbot Rice, Ancient Arts of Central Asia, 1965
27 One half of a gold, B-shaped, Siberian belt buckle showing a rider who has leapt from his horse to seek safety in a tree from a wild boar, whilst a second rider pursues the beast. First century BC-first century AD

27 B-shaped belt buckle: The Hunt. Gold, Sarmatian, first century BC-first century AD. Photo: State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad

"This buckle is dated to somewhere between the third and first centuries BC."
Siberian gold and bronze belt buckles & plaques
, an extract from ANCIENT ARTS OF CENTRAL ASIA by Tamara Talbot Rice



Sakae or Sarmatian Belt Buckle (Left) of a Boar Hunt, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
See also The Great Goddess and a horseman, Pazyryk, fifth century BC
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