Urartian7th century BCE

Rezan Has Museum

Rezan Has Museum

Medium Sized Belt With Hunting Scenes. A belt composed of three fragments. All the 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 double embossed ribs. The figures, geometric and floral motifs of the belt decorated with hunting scene are generally placed symmetrically. 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. A large rectangular panel on the inner section and a smaller rectangular panel on the outer section are placed oriented vertically at the right end of the belt. The inner panel that is attached at the left end is a repetition of the one that occurs on the right inner section. On the inner panels at the two ends, a two-leveled sacred tree is placed between mythological creatures located at the top and the bottom of the panel and among the branches of the tree are placed two huntsmen facing outward, bent at the knees and shooting arrows. An equestrian on a running horse facing to the left, about to spear, is repeated three times in the same position, in the middle part of the belt. A loop-shaped belt buckle is attached to the right end.

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


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