URARTIAN BELT
URARTU, IRON AGE, C. 7TH CENTURY BC
engraved bronze, of typical form, with incisions along the border for attachment to a leather backing, decorated with images from mythical scenes, goats, bulls and lions are hunted by otherwordly winged creatures, the panels are seperated by images of flowers, palm and date trees, mounted on a plexiglass backing
58cm diameter
Estimate £2,000-3,000 + fees

Provenance:

Axel Guttmann Collection of Ancient Arms and Armour, collection number AG R 249. Exhibited at the Guttmann museum with supporting image (see online).

Note:

For a similar example please see The Metropolitan Museum, New York, accession number 52.123.



Sold for £4,500 (buyer's premium included)