Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Belt ornament in the form of a bird demon

Period:
Iron Age III
Date:
ca. late 8th–7th century B.C.
Geography:
Urartu
Culture:
Urartian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
3.23 x 4.57 in. (8.2 x 11.61 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.281.19
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 404
[Sotheby’s, London, July 12-13, 1976 sale, No. 359]; [Rabi Gallery, London]; by 1984, on loan by Norbert Schimmel to the Museum (L.1984.15.5); acquired by the Museum in 1989, gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust.

“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.

Sotheby's. 1976. Antiquities. 12-13 July 1976, London, lot 359.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1992. "Belt Decoration in the Form of a Bird-Demon." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49 (4), Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection (Spring 1992), p. 8.
Related Objects

Medallion with a seated deity and a male worshiper

Artist: Date: ca. 8th–7th century B.C.
Accession Number: 1989.281.20
Date: ca. 8th–7th century B.C. Medium: Silver, gold foil Accession: 1989.281.20 On view in:Gallery 404

Belt with scenes of bull and lion hunts

Artist: Date: ca. late 8th–7th century B.C.
Accession Number: 1989.281.18
Date: ca. late 8th–7th century B.C. Medium: Bronze Accession: 1989.281.18 On view in:Gallery 404

Belt fragment

Artist: Date: ca. 7th century B.C.
Accession Number: 52.123
Date: ca. 7th century B.C. Medium: Bronze Accession: 52.123 On view in:Gallery 404

Bell inscribed with the Urartian royal name Argishti

Artist: Date: ca. 789–766 B.C.
Accession Number: 1977.186
Date: ca. 789–766 B.C. Medium: Bronze, iron Accession: 1977.186 On view in:Gallery 400

Plaque fragment with chariot scenes inscribed with the Urartian royal name Argishti

Artist: Date: ca. 713–679 B.C.
Accession Number: 1976.5
Date: ca. 713–679 B.C. Medium: Bronze Accession: 1976.5 On view in:Gallery 400