Urartian7th century BCE

Rezan Has Museum

Rezan Has Museum

Medium Sized Belt With Hunting Scene. A belt composed of nine fragments. All the fragments were attached together and the small spaces between them 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 horizontal 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 three rows of similar type, one on top of the other. Geometric and floral motifs of similar types are placed between the figures. Nine different kinds of mythological creatures are depicted outside of the panels at the right end of the belt. Some of the figures are shooting arrows and the others are holding a shield in one hand and a spear with the other hand. Three rectangular panels, delimited by double embossed bands with dots in the middle, are placed oriented vertically at the right end of the belt. Four lions in a walking pose are depicted in the panel at the far right. Mythological creatures of similar kinds are depicted one on top of the other, bent at the knees and shooting arrows in the middle rectangular panel. Four pinwheel rosettes on top of each other are placed in the rectangular panel on the far left.

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


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