Urartian7th century BCE

Rezan Has Museum

Rezan Has Museum

Medium Sized Belt With Hunting Scene. The belt composed of two fragments was reconstructed. The outer border is perforated with small string holes with short gaps between them. The surface of the belt is divided into two registers by double embossed bands with dots in the middle. There is a hunting scene on the surface. The figures on the decoration surface proceed toward each end from the center of the belt, in two rows of similar type, one on top of the other. The registers are divided into rectangular panels by inner lines and embossed ribs. Loops and palmette rosettes are placed alternately in the panels between the figures. Lions and bulls are depicted running and human-headed, bird-bodied mythological creatures shooting arrows are depicted walking. There are two separate panels at the right end of the belt. The panel on the inside is horizontal and the one on the outside is vertical in orientation. Palmette rosettes delimit the two panels. A large lion in a walking pose is placed in an area delimited by bands of embossed dots on the inner panel. Four lion figures in a running pose are placed on top of each other on the outer panel. A loop-shaped belt buckle is riveted to the edge of this section.

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


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