Length: 34 1/2 inches (87.6 cm.) Width: 4 inches (10.1 cm.)
Circa 8th Century B.C.
Ex. Early European private collection, acquired during the 1960's.
Made of a hammered, single sheet of bronze. Decorated with a central row of a variety of animals. Ref: A similar type of belt sold at Christies, December 1994, Lot no. 80, estimate $15,000-20,000. For recent discussion regarding Urartu belts, see pp. 142-161, Kellner, "Grouping and Dating of Bronze Belts", in Mehrav.
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