Tamara Talbot Rice

Silver vessel with warrior struggling with leopards

A larger image of this silver vessel with warrior struggling with leopards.

Illustration 59, p70 in Tamara Talbot Rice, Ancient Arts of Central Asia, 1965
59 this silver mug may well have served some ritual purpose. It is engraved with warriors in closefitting tunics holding a leopard in each hand. Ninth century BC
59 Silver vessel: warrior struggling with leopards. Engraved. Marlyk. c. ninth century BC. H. 5″ (14.0). Archaeological Museum, Teheran. Photo: Dr E. O. Negahban
Marlyk is south of the Caspian Sea, see map

See also Urartu: The Kingdom of Van, Opposition for the Assyrians by Clive Naseby

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