Roundel from a horse harness
Near Eastern, Anatolian, Urartian
Early Iron Age
Place of Manufacture: eastern Anatolia
Diameter: 30.7 cm (12 inches)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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).
1980, sold by Mohammad Yeganeh (dealer; b. 1929 - d. 2012), 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?).
Egyptian Special Purchase Fund