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A URARTIAN SILVER PECTORAL

CIRCA 7TH CENTURY BC

A URARTIAN SILVER PECTORAL

Circa 7th century BC

Width: 24 cm 

Of broad lunate form, the rounded ends with small rings for attachment, the central panel decorated in two registers in repoussé with chased detail each depicting sirens walking in profile, five in the upper register and seven in the lower, interspersed with palmettes, each frieze with a raised band above and below, the panel bordered above and below with a punched double-triangle motif, the curved panels and each end decorated with a profile figure of a winged genius in the ‘Knieklauf’ position, each holding a situla.

 

Publications

H.J. Kellner, ‘Pectorale ausUrartu’, Belleten, 41, no. 163, 1977, 481 – 93, no. 3, taf. 4. 

R. Merhav (ed.), Urartu. A Metalworking Center in the First Millennium B.C.E., The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1991, p. 169, fig. 6 (a replica of this now in the collections of the Archäologische Staatssammlung, Munich).

Dr. Florian Papp Collection, Munich, acquired between 1960 and 1977

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