A fragment of a bracelet

The boghead bracelet had a massive shape and was humeral or carpal, closed or semi-closed as a whole item. The bracelet is flattened, wide. It is treated from all sides. The convex surface is polished. Fragments of bracelets or their blanks are represented in the group of items that have a similar volumetric convex round shape. At the same time, we can see flattening and their trapezoidal or oval shape in cross section.  

Manufacturing technique

The item was cut from a single piece of raw materials. The surface has traces of working with a push-plane and a burin. Then the item was polished. The surface is treated with a push-plane along the outer and inner diameter. Probably, traces of working with a burin are covered with use-wear polishing. 

Use-wear traces

We can see intensive use-wear traces on the inner diameter. The traces on the outer diameter are weaker. 

Storage location

The State Historical Museum of Russia

Inventory number



Length of the fragment - 78.82 mm

Thickness - 17.05 mm

Inner diameter of a single item - 66 mm

Outer diameter - 115 mm


boghead (coal)


19-23 th. years BP


Mal'ta-Buret' archaeological culture

The author of the excavations

Gerasimov M.M.


Lipnina E. A. Mal'tinskoe mestonahozhdenie verhnepaleoliticheskih kul'tur: Sovremennoe sostoyanie izuchennosti i perspektivy issledovaniya: dissertaciya na soiskanie uch. stepeni kandidata istoricheskih nauk: 07.00.06. – Irkutsk, 2002. – 310 s.

Volkov P.V., Lbova L.V. Mal'tinskie braslety iz bogheda // Materialy Godovoj sessii Instituta arheologii i etnografii SO RAN 2016. — Novosibirsk: Izd-vo Instituta arheologii i etnografii SO RAN, 2016.

ZHdanova A.I. Ornamentika i forma mal'tinskih brasletov // Arheologiya : Materialy 57-j Mezhdunar. nauch. stud. konf. 14–19 aprelya 2019 g. / Novosib. gos. un-t. — Novosibirsk : IPC NGU, 2019. — S.23-24.