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Belt with repousée design

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Bronze belt with repousse decoration. Originally sewn onto leather, it would have formed part of the armor of an Urartian warrior. The decoration consists of fifty-nine figures. Seven are figures of deities, who stand on the backs of animals and draw bows, while the rest are prancing real and...

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Provenance

1972, sold by Mohammad Yeganeh, Frankfurt, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 7, 1972)

Credit Line

Egyptian Curator's Fund

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Urartian, Iron Age, 10th–9th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Asia Minor

Dimensions

Length x width: 10.5 x 97 cm (4 1/8 x 38 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1972.398

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Armor