Urartian8th century BCE

Rezan Has Museum

Rezan Has Museum

Medium sized belt. Belt composed of six fragments. All the fragments were attached together and spaces between fragments were completed. 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 horizontal double embossed bands. 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 lines of similar type, one on top of the other. Palmette and loop-shaped rosettes of similar types are placed between the figures. The registers are delimited by inward-oriented palmette rosettes placed at intervals along the top and the bottom of each row. Running goats, huntsmen bent at the knees and shooting arrows, and mythological creatures with bird and animal bodies are depicted on the surface. Three mythological creatures on top of each other are placed in the rectangular panel at the right end of the belt. A loop-shaped belt buckle is riveted to the right end. Repair marks from the period the belt was in use are found.

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  • Title: Belt
  • Creator: Urartian
  • Date Created: 8th century BCE
  • Location: Museum/Current exhibition


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