river Kusun, Primorsky Oblast, Ussuri Krai
late 19th - early 20th century
Fur (brown bear); leather (elk – Alces alces); paint; fur (red squirrel – Sciurus vulgaris); cloth (cotton); threads: plant fiber: cotton; metal: iron
length 77.0; width 20.0
Rectangular leather breastplate with two wide straps made of brown and black vertical rectangles. On the horizontal rectangular base of the breastplate there are 5 iron figurines of lizards (myaonki - a genus of sevokhi). Two similar figurines of lizards are attached to the bottom of the belts. The breastplate was trimmed all around with fur. Abstract by V.V. Gorbacheva
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