Deer (terminal); Eastern Altai, Pazyryk Burial Mound 2 5th century BC Wood, leather H 11.5 cm Sculpted figure of a deer is set on a globe-shaped base. The head of the animal is crowned with large branched antlers cut out of leather. The antlers were originally gilded. Iron rods at the bottom of the base suggest that the figure would once have been attached to another structure, probably to a head-dress. Hermitage Museum
EMU MAN PERFORMS THE TOTEM MAGIC FOR EDIBLE BULBS With a head-dress representing the sacred totem of his group, this man is working magic that is to make emus abundant for the hunters of his tribe. From the Secret Museum of Man?
Plaque: Deer Date: 5th century bc Place of finding: Kul Oba Barrow (excavations by P.A. Debrux, 1830) Archaeological site: Crimea, environs of Kerch Material: gold Technique: chased State Hermitage Museum