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A Decorated Ivory Belt from Tilla Bulak, Southern Uzbekistan

A Decorated Ivory Belt from Tilla Bulak, Southern Uzbekistan Abstract The ivory belt-plate, one of two found in a burial at the site of Tilla Bulak, Uzbekistan, shows a battle scene between two groups of mounted warriors. It belongs to a small group of figural belt plates from the region and is dated iconographically to the 1 st century BC / 1 st century AD. The elephant tooth from which it was worked was more than 2000 years old at the time. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia Brill

A Decorated Ivory Belt from Tilla Bulak, Southern Uzbekistan

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
Subject
Archaeology of Central Asia
ISSN
0929-077X
eISSN
1570-0577
DOI
10.1163/15700577-12341237
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Abstract

Abstract The ivory belt-plate, one of two found in a burial at the site of Tilla Bulak, Uzbekistan, shows a battle scene between two groups of mounted warriors. It belongs to a small group of figural belt plates from the region and is dated iconographically to the 1 st century BC / 1 st century AD. The elephant tooth from which it was worked was more than 2000 years old at the time.

Journal

Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to SiberiaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2012

Keywords: Middle Asia; Uzbekistan; Burial; Ivory; Belt; Tilla Bulak; Antiquity

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