Roundel from a horse harness

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Urartian
Early Iron Age
950–900 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: eastern Anatolia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.7 cm (12 inches)

Accession Number

1980.276

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

Disk-shaped ornament from a chariot horse’s harness, a companion to 1980.277. In the central boss, the storm god Teisheba carrying a bow, emerging from a winged ring and standing on a bull. Concentric rings of grapes and tassels. Inscribed “Storehouse of Ishpuini (King of Urartu, about 830-810 BC).

Provenance

1980, sold by Mohammed Yeganeh, Frankfurt, to the MFA [see note]. (Accession Date: September 1, 1980)

NOTE: MFA accession nos. 1980.276 and 1980.277, and 1981.25 were said to have been found together in the Lake Van region of eastern Anatolia (tomb of Ishpuini?).

Credit Line

Egyptian Special Purchase Fund