A metal belt in the Orumiyeh museum, Iran


  • Behrouz Khanmohammadi
  • Annarita S. Bonfanti
  • Maryam Abbaszadeh
  • Roberto Dan




Metalworks, belts, Southern Caucasus, Iran, Orumiyeh


This article discusses a bronze belt kept in the Orumiyeh Museum. The belt, almost completely preserved, has a geometric decoration consisting of five parallel bands filled with small embossed dots: this kind of decoration has many parallels spread from the Southern Caucasus to the north-western region of Iran (mainly from the site of Hasanlu). In this contribution, the authors analyse the belt’s morphology and decoration, and identify a series of finds that resemble this specimen, proposing in the end a possible local origin for this kind of motif.


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How to Cite

Khanmohammadi, B., Bonfanti, A. S., Abbaszadeh, M., & Dan, R. (2022). A metal belt in the Orumiyeh museum, Iran. ARAMAZD: Armenian Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 15(1-2), 163–170. https://doi.org/10.32028/ajnes.v15i1-2.1304




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