Immagine Numero
Urartuian situla, c.9th century BC (silver)
Iron Age (9th Century BC) / Israeli
Private Collection
(C9th BC)
Cylindrical in form with slightly concave sides, with rolled rim and relief rib below, a stamped horse head facing in profile to the right beneath one handle, two attachment loops on the rim for the handle, the handle terminals looped back on themselves, modelled as griffin heads. Situlae, such as this one, were used for ceremonial purposes throughout the Ancient Near East and can be seen in numerous pictorial representations. The largest group of these vessels come from Urartu. Rivka Merhav, op.cit., suggests that this situla can be dated to the reign of Ispuini (830-810 B.C.) because of the similarity of the griffin-bird handle terminals to other inscribed examples from this period.
Credito fotografico
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Parole Chiave
ancient / Iron Age / prehistoric / kingdom of van / urartu / armenian / armenian highlands / metalwork / situla / Bucket / vessel / silverware / silver / cylindrical / Horse / handle / ceremonial / ispuini / artifact / artefact
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Large 2416 × 3200 px 205 × 271 mm 0 MB
Medium 773 × 1024 px 65 × 87 mm 0 MB
Small 453 × 600 px 38 × 51 mm 0 MB
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