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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

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

8th–7th century BCE. Urartian gilded bronze bull, part of a throne.  Urartu was a powerful kingdom that rivaled the Assyrian empire in the first millennium BCE.  N.E Turkey into N.W. Iran.

8th–7th century BCE. Urartian gilded bronze bull, part of a throne. Urartu was a powerful kingdom that rivaled the Assyrian empire in the first millennium BCE. N.E Turkey into N.W. Iran.

A URARTIAN BRONZE QUIVER CIRCA 8TH CENTURY B.C.

A URARTIAN BRONZE QUIVER CIRCA 8TH CENTURY B.C.

An Urartian Silver Pin, circa 7th Century B.C.

An Urartian Silver Pin, circa 7th Century B.C.

Urartu art, dated about 860 BC-590 BC.-Ancestors to the Armenian people. Came from the land of Ur

Urartu art, dated about 860 BC-590 BC.-Ancestors to the Armenian people. Came from the land of Ur

Depiction of the Urartian god Khaldi

Depiction of the Urartian god Khaldi

Urartian Bronze Votive Plaque, c. 8th-7th century BC

Urartian Bronze Votive Plaque, c. 8th-7th century BC

A URARTIAN BRONZE HELMET

A URARTIAN BRONZE HELMET

Some Urartian artifacts

Some Urartian artifacts

The Urartian Kingdom developed after the fall of the Hittites after 1200 BCE (as did Phrygia, Tabal, and Lydia)  with a distinctive language, religion, ethnicity,  material culture and new settlements which spread from Turkey into the Caucasus. Enemies of the Assyrians. An agrarian based society destroyed in the 7th C. BCE. perhaps by nomadics (like Sythians or Medes). ca. 8th C. BCE. Plaque in Urartian cuneiform atop  2 identical chariot processions. E. Turkey or NW Iran.

The Urartian Kingdom developed after the fall of the Hittites after 1200 BCE (as did Phrygia, Tabal, and Lydia) with a distinctive language, religion, ethnicity, material culture and new settlements which spread from Turkey into the Caucasus. Enemies of the Assyrians. An agrarian based society destroyed in the 7th C. BCE. perhaps by nomadics (like Sythians or Medes). ca. 8th C. BCE. Plaque in Urartian cuneiform atop 2 identical chariot processions. E. Turkey or NW Iran.

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