Urartian7th century BCE

Rezan Has Museum

Rezan Has Museum
İstanbul, Turkey

Medium Sized Belt With Hunting Scene. A belt composed of seven fragments. All fragments were attached together and the missing parts were completed. The outer border is perforated with small string holes with short gaps between them. The surface of the belt is divided into three registers by four braided horizontal bands. A hunting scene is depicted on the surface. Repair marks from the period the belt was in use can be seen on the right section. The figures on the decoration surface proceed toward each end from the center of the belt, in three rows of similar type, one on top of the other. Geometric and floral motifs of similar types are placed between the figures. Four lions in a walking pose are placed in a rectangular panel, delimited by a braided band, at the right end of the belt. The decorations on the belt include moving hunting chariots, horsemen shooting arrows, foot soldiers bent at the knees and shooting arrows, lions, bulls and mythological creatures. The figures are placed on the same axis in columns, three times, successively.


  • Title: Belt
  • Creator: Urartian
  • Date Created: 7th century BCE
  • Location: Museum/Current exhibition

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