Tamara Talbot Rice
ANCIENT ARTS OF
CENTRAL ASIA

Urartian Quiver and Helmet


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Click for a larger image of the Urartian chariot and riders embossed on the helmet

A colour image of the Urartian chariot embossed on the helmet
Illustrations 50, 51 & 52, p63 in Tamara Talbot Rice, Ancient Arts of Central Asia, 1965
50, 51, 52 (above left) Bronze quiver case of Sardur II and (above right and detail) bronze helmet of Argysht I. Both objects follow Assyrian tradition in the method of decoration and similar types of shields and helmets can be seen engraved on the objects themselves. Karmir Blur, seventh century BC

50 Bronze quiver: embossed with horsemen and chariots, Belonging to Sardur II. Urartian, c. seventh century BC. Karmir Blur. Photo: State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad
51 Bronze helmet: embossed with horsemen and chariots. Belonging to Argysht I. Urartian, seventh century BC. Karmir Blur. Photo: State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad
52 Bronze helmet (detail): horsemen and chariots. Belonging to Argysht I. Urartian, seventh-sixth century BC. Karmir Blur. Photo: State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad



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