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  • Plaque fragment inscribed with the Urartian royal name Argishti (probably Argishti II), 8th–7th century b.c.
    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. 785–765 B.C., the second from 714–ca. 685 B.C.

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  • Plaque fragment inscribed with the Urartian royal name Argishti (probably Argishti II), 8th–7th century B.C.
    Eastern Anatolia or Northwestern Iran, Urartian
    Bronze; 2.72 x 6 in. (6.91 x 15.24 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1976 (1976.5)

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