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Urartian bronze belt - Urartian helmet
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Urartian bronze pectoral, late 8th-7th century B.C. Of crescentic form, decorated in chased low relief with a central frieze centred by a stylised tree flanked by two standing winged deities, on either side another stylised tree flanked on either side by a standing winged bull, within a border of dots, zigzags and ridges, ribbed suspension hooks at the apexes, 20.8 cm wide. Private collection

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Urartian helmet, circa 9th-8th century B.C. 30.5 cm high Museum fine arts Houston

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Urartian helmet, circa 9th-8th century B.C. Formed of hammered sheet, conical in form, tapering to a point, the front with four raised arches, each terminating in a ram head, and a central rib descending along the front with a lion head terminal, a winged sun disk of Shamash above a mountain incised below, flanked by two heraldic royal figures, each with a hand raised in adoration, 26.7 cm high Private collection, from Christie's auction

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Urartian helmet, first half of the 8th century B.C. Of hammered sheet, conical in form, tapering sharply to a tall point, the front with a lightning symbol in raised relief, a central rib extending upward, three horizontal ridges encircling below, two thick wire loops attached to two perforations along the edge at each side. 30.5 cm high. Private collection, from Christie's auction

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Urartian bronze belt, circa late 8th/early 7th century B.C. Decorated with a hunting scene, the rectangular terminal panel with an archer atop a feline taking aim with bow and arrow, a winged sun-disc above, with a dotted, palmette, ribbed and guilloche border, three registers of archers wearing conical helmets, surmounting galloping griffins, horses and felines, with columns of sirens, winged sphinxes and fleeing lions 111 cm, 10 cm high. Private collection

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Urartian helmet, circa 9th-8th century B.C. 31 cm high. Private collection

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Urartian or Neo-Assyrian helmet with protruding crest, 9th - 8th century B.C. Manufactured from two riveted, separately worked halfs with a high protruding crest-holder. The cheek-pieces worked separately and riveted with drop-shaped openings for eyes and mouth. Along the rim tiny rivet holes for the inlay and the crest, 37,5 cm high. Private collection, from Gorny & Mosch auction

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Urartian helmet, first half 8th century B.C. Formed of hammered sheet, conical in form, tapering to a tall point, the front with a lightning symbol in relief, extending up in a tapering central rib, three horizontal encircling ridges below, with a row of perforations along the edge for attachment of the lining, 31.4 cm Private collection, from Christie's auction

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Urartian helmet, 8th century B.C. Of conical form, decorated in repoussé and incision, four lion-headed curved snakes on each side framing the frontal scene with central winged divinity seated on a throne atop a recumbent bull, a procession of offering bearers advancing on each side, the back with decoration in two registers the upper register with a war scene the rim with illegible cuneiform inscription around the perimeter, 26.5 cm high. Private collection, from Christie's auction

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