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Belt with scenes of bull and lion hunts

Period:
Iron Age III
Date:
ca. late 8th–7th century B.C.
Geography:
Urartu
Culture:
Urartian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
5.43 x 39.37 in. (13.79 x 100 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.281.18
  • Provenance

    [Said to be with Elie Borowski, Basel]; by 1971, collection of Norbert Schimmel, New York; from 1983, on loan to the Museum by Norbert Schimmel (L.1983.119.10); acquired by the Museum in 1989, gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust.

  • Exhibition History

    “Ancient Art. The Norbert Schimmel Collection,” Cleveland Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1974-1977.

    “Von Troja bis Amarna: The Norbert Schimmel Collection New York,” Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, 1978-1979.

    “Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 4, 1991–September 15, 1991.

  • References

    Hoffmann, Herbert. 1971. " An Urartian Decorated Bronze Strip from Diyarbakir." In Studies Presented to George M.A. Hanfmann, edited by David Gordon Mitten, John Griffiths Pedley, and Jane Ayer Scott. Cambridge, Mass.: Fogg Art Museum, pp. 68-76.

    Muscarella, Oscar W., ed. 1974. Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection. Mainz: Philipp Von Zabern, no. 133.

    Settgast, Jürgen, ed. 1978. Von Troja bis Amarna: The Norbert Schimmel Collection New York. Mainz: Philipp Von Zabern, no. 151.

    Kellner, Hans-Jörg. 1991. Gürtelbleche aus Urartu. Prähistorische Bronzefunde XII, 3, p. 31, no. 19, pls. 6-7.

    Muscarella, Oscar W. 1992. "Belt with Scenes of Bull and Lion Hunt." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49 (4), Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection (Spring 1992), p. 9.

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