Urartian Votive Fragment

Culture: Urartian
Period: 8th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 10.9 cm x 5.5 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6074
Provenance: Antikenkabinett Gackstätter, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Condition: Fragment
Description: Bronze sheet cut out from a belt depicting a stylized head en face. The area around the face is studded irregularly with hump rosettes and small circular hallmarks. The contours of the face are framed by dotted lines. Eyebrows and nose form a T, the large chin takes the lower half of the face. The ancient reparation on the back, as well as said circular hallmarks and lines on the face on the front suggest a second use as a votive sheet. See for reference: “Idole – frühe Götterbilder und Opfergaben”, Philipp von Zabern, page 56.