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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.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1981.25

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Armor