Abstract Many of the sizeable inventory of Urartian bronze objects are unfortunately unprovenanced objects, which strongly limits our understanding of such Urartian metalwork. This article is devoted to one class of bronze artifacts – helmets – and takes into consideration only those of certain and recognized provenance. The authors also briefly describe some helmets from neighboring regions, such as Transcaucasia and northern Iran, which possess similar features, in order to highlight similarities and differences.
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2013
Keywords: bronze helmets; Urartian art; Transcaucasia; metalworking; Iron Age