Silk Road Collection
West Asia

The Large Urn

  • West Asia
  • Turkey
  • from the 9th to the 7th centuries BC
  • Urartu
  • bronze
  • 19.0cm in height 30.5cm in diameters

From the 9th to 7th centuries B.C., the Kingdom of Urartu located between Eastern Anatolia and the Armenian Highland was famous for its great copper production and high-level skills of making bronze wares. This is a big urn with an ox head-shaped handle and a conical, bottom. It was used for sacrificial ceremonies and other rituals.