Sub-squared disc

Sub-square shaped disc, partially ornamented with "cupulas" and two rows of C-shaped signs on the front side. The ornament on the front side consists of one row of "cupulas" and two rows of C-shaped signs and "cupulas". In the first row there are 12 "cupulas". In the second row there are 9 C-shaped signs and two "cupulas", in the third - 8 C-shaped signs and two "cupulas". The back side is covered with dendrites.

Manufacturing technique

The top of the item is broken, traces of spalling are on the other side. Both planes are treated and flattened with a burin. The plate is flattened to the edges.

Use-wear traces

Use-wear traces are not found.

Storage location

The State Hermitage Museum

Inventory number



Length - 34.99 mm

Width - 40.69 mm

Thickness - 5.02 mm




19-23 th. years BP


Mal'ta-Buret' archaeological culture

The author of the excavations

Gerasimov M.M.


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

Rogachev A.N. Tehnologia proizvodstva v epohu paleolita. - L.: Nauka, 1983, S. 41-42

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