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Roundel from a horse harness

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Disk-shaped ornament from a chariot horse's harness, a companion to 1980.277. In the central boss, the storm god Teisheba carrying a bow, emerging from a winged ring and standing on a bull. Concentric rings of grapes and tassels. Inscribed "Storehouse of Ishpuini (King of Urartu, about 830-810...

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1980, sold by Mohammed Yeganeh, Frankfurt, to the MFA [see note]. (Accession Date: September 1, 1980) 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 Special Purchase Fund

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

Place of Manufacture

eastern Anatolia


Diameter: 30.7 cm (12 inches)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Animal-related