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Bronze helmet with "lightning flash" insignia and vertical raised band terminating in a dragon's head on front. Three horizontal raised bands at rim.


1981, sold by Mohammed Yeganeh, Frankfurt, to the MFA [see note]. (Accession Date: February 11, 1981) NOTE: MFA accession nos. 1980.276 and 1980.277, and 1981.25 were said to have been found together in the Lake Van region of eastern Anatolia (tomb of Ishpuini?).

Credit Line

Egyptian Curator's Fund with money given by Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Urartian, Early Iron Age, 950–900 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

eastern Anatolia


Height x diameter: 29.5 x 19.5 cm (11 5/8 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Armor