Eastern Anatolia or Northwestern Iran, Urartian
Bronze; 2.72 x 6 in. (6.91 x 15.24 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1976 (1976.5)
This fragment is decorated with two identical royal or religious processions, a typical stylistic and iconographic representation. What the footmen carry remains unknown. The Urartian cuneiform inscription above the top panel reads: "From the arsenal of Argishti." One Argishti is known to have reigned from ca. 785765 B.C., the second from 714ca. 685 B.C.