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Votive plaque

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Bronze votive plaque depicting two robed figures with a large goat.


1971, possibly discovered in Giyimli (Hirkanis), Turkey, during the construction of a mosque [see note]. 1983, with Said Motamed, Frankfurt; sold by Said Motamed to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 12, 1983) NOTE: On this find, see Orhan Aytug Tasyürek, "The Urartian Bronze Hoard from Giyimli," Expedition 19, 4 (1977): 12.

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Urartian, Iron Age, 650–550 B.C.


Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects