Tamara Talbot Rice
ANCIENT ARTS OF
CENTRAL ASIA

Siberian belt buckle showing a wolf and serpent


Illustration 29, p37 in Tamara Talbot Rice, Ancient Arts of Central Asia, 1965
29 Gold belt buckle from Siberia showing a wolf, which closely resembles the tusked beast of Central Asian and Sassanian art (Ill. 96 and 97), fighting a serpent.
First-second century AD
29 Belt buckle: wolf and serpent fighting. Gold, originally inlaid with stone and paste. Siberia, first-second century AD. Photo: State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad

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