Sub-squared disc with the hole

A small sub-square disc with a through-hole in the center. On the front side, it is covered with eighteen parallel wavy lines. On the back, it is covered with dendrites.

Manufacturing technique

The lower part is represented by a straight line of spall, the second line runs parallel to the first one - it is a crack of natural origin. Zigzag ornament goes from the first line. The lines are probably made with a burin. Spalling marks are visible on one edge. The central hole was drilled from the concave part and completed almost doubled in the curved side.

Use-wear traces

Use-wear traces are not found.

Storage location

The State Hermitage Museum

Inventory number



Length - 52.86 mm

Width - 45.79 mm

Thickness - 3.80-4.30 mm




19-23 th years BP


Mal'ta-Buret' archaeological culture

The author of the excavations

Gerasimov M.M.


Gerasimov M.M. Malta. Paleoliticheskaya stoyanka (predvaritelnye dannie): rezultaty rabot 1928/29 g. - Ircutsk: Vlast' truda, 1931. - S. 16

Lbova L., Rostyazhenko T. Ornamental Artefacts as a Way to Transfer and Store Information in the Upper Palaeolithic: the Mal’ta Collection (Siberia) // Expression. – 2019. – Vol. 23. – P. 35-44

Rostyazhenko T.E. Maltinskiye ornamentirovannie diski kak predmety prestiga // Arheologia: Materialy 56-y Mezhdunar. nauch. stud. conf. 22-27 aprelya 2018 g. / Novosib. gos. un-t. - Novosibirsk: IPC NGU, 2018, S. 23-24