IV - VIII centuries A.D. The Kainvozhsky hoard, 2008 Material: bronze, casting Dimensions: 9.3 x 3.0 x 0.55 cm.
Images of a person (an anthropomorphic figure) are widespread motive in the animal style presented in many different variations. Whom could these finds represent? The images interpretations are contradictory. According to one of the versions a person depicted with the head of an animal could be a shaman. If a person image was a leading one without any zoomorphic additions, then he could personify a leader or another important figure in social life, for example, a blacksmith. Researchers associate some motives with the changes in the social life of the medieval population: the concentration of political power, the formation of religious workers’ layer, metallurgy separation into a different independent type of economic activity and others.
Dimensions: 9.3 x 3.0 x 0.55 cm.
Place of discovery: the Kainvozhsky hoard, 2008
Date: IV - VIII centuries A.D.