Urartu Silver Bangle with Decorative Zoomorphic Finials


An extremely fine Urartu civilisation solid silver bangle composed of a circular, plain hoop, featuring finely decorated terminals, modelled as beast heads.

Date: Circa 9th-6th Century BC
Provenance: SM London collection 1970 - 1999.
Condition: Good condition, some tarnishing on the surface.


SKU: CS-113 Category: Tag:

Urartu was an Iron Age kingdom situated between Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, and the Caucasus mountains, in what was later to be known as the Armenian Highlands. The kingdom was centred around Lake Van and corresponds to the biblical Kingdom of Ararat. Urartu refers predominantly to the region, whilst the term “kingdom of Urartu” is used for the Iron Age state that developed in that region. The Urartu language is known to us from cuneiform inscriptions and was similar to the language spoken by the Hurrians.

Weight 77.9 g
Dimensions W 8.8 x H 6.1 cm



Reference: For a similar item, The British Museum, item number 1936,0613.188

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