Plaque fragment with chariot scenes inscribed with the Urartian royal name Argishti

Period: Iron Age III

Date: ca. 713–679 B.C.

Geography: Urartu

Culture: Urartian

Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: 2.72 x 6 in. (6.91 x 15.24 cm)

Classification: Metalwork-Reliefs-Inscribed

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1976

Accession Number: 1976.5

Description

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."

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