The Center for the Study of the Eurasian Nomads (CSEN)


 

Young Priestess

Bronze Mirror and Artifacts


The bronze mirror lay under the priestess near her shoulder blades. The copper in the mirror preserved some of the textile from her bodice. Also in her burial were animal bones and an iron knife; a bone-carved cultic spoon, partially lost; a boar's tusk, imported beads, and a clay spindlewhorl. This priestess was in her teens at the time of her death of unknown causes.


Pokrovka 2, Kurgan 7, Burial 6
1993 Excavations