Monthly Archives: January 2012

Thinking about magyar shoes

January 28, 2012
Thinking about magyar shoes

For quite a while, I’ve been fascinated with this image from Ancient Hungarians of conquest era magyar boot mounts lifted as they lay from the grave site.  There are multiple examples of ornamental boot mounts scattered throughout the book, but this is the only one that shows how they were originally found. According to the book, the boot mounts were collected in 1961 during a rescue excavation from graves discovered during the laying of electricity…

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