London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A GROUP OF FOUR URARTIAN BRONZE BELTS
CIRCA 8TH CENTURY B.C.
Each decorated in raised relief with hunting scenes and motifs arranged in rows, one belt with winged discs, leaping lions and bulls, and archers mounted on horseback, guilloche border; two others similar, with motifs including sphinxes drawing bows; and another with winged deities and two male figures standing atop a bull and a lion, with bulls and caprids, rosettes within circles and palmette border, all mounted
32¼ x 3¾ in. (82 x 9.5 cm.) max. (4)
From a private collection formed during the 1960s-1970s.
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