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  • Bell inscribed with the Urartian royal name Argishti, 786–756 b.c.
    Eastern Anatolia or Northwestern Iran, Urartian
    Bronze, iron; 3.43 in. (8.71 cm)
    Gift of Nathaniel Spear Jr., 1977 (1977.186)

    This classical Urartian bell has a domed top, an octagonal and perforated body with a central raised ridge, and a loop for suspension. The Urartian cuneiform inscription reads: "From the arsenal of [King] Argishti." One Argishti is known to have reigned from ca. 785–765 B.C., the second from 714–ca. 685 B.C.

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  • Bell inscribed with the Urartian royal name Argishti, 786–756 B.C.
    Eastern Anatolia or Northwestern Iran, Urartian
    Bronze, iron; 3.43 in. (8.71 cm)
    Gift of Nathaniel Spear Jr., 1977 (1977.186)

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