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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
Urartian
Title
Portrait of an Urartian King
Work Type
relief
Date
750-640 BC
Location
Creation Site: Northwestern Iran or Southeastern Turkey
Material
Clay, pigment
Period
Urartian Kingdom
Measurements
7 x 6 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (17.8 x 17.2 x 8.9 cm)
Description
The kingdom of Urartu, situated in modern-day Turkey, was the biblical land of Ararat. The Urartian kingdom was a powerful rival to the Assyrian Empire, and its heavily armed soldiers were feared throughout the region. This colorful portrait of one of the Urartian rulers evokes the painted stone reliefs of the Assyrian court and would have decorated a provincial palace. Made of glazed, painted brick, this image would have been part of the colorful decoration of a throne room. The Urartian king is shown with the long hair, beard, and cloak of an Assyrian ruler. Despite its military might, the kingdom of Urartu was swiftly, mysteriously, and totally destroyed by the end of the seventh century, and its territories occupied by the Medes and later by the Persians.
Repository
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University
Accession Number
2005.030.001
Subject
relief
Source
Gift of Michael C. Carlos in honor of Dr. James T. Laney
Photographer: Michael McKelvey
Published References
MCCM Newsletter, December 2005 - February 2006.
Emma Beatty, "The Year Ahead: Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome," The Art Newspaper (2006).
Peter Lacovara and Jasper Gaunt, "From Pharaohs to Emperors: Egyptian, Near Eastern & Classical Antiquities at Emory," Minerva 17 (January/February 2006): 9-16.
Michael C. Carlos Museum: Highlights of the Collections (Atlanta: Michael C. Carlos Museum, 2011), 36.
Exhibition History
From Pharaohs to Emperors: New Egyptian and Classical Antiquities at Emory, Michael C. Carlos Museum, January 14 - April 2, 2006
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, August 2006 - Present
On View
Yes
Rights
© Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Michael McKelvey.
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