Urartian Metalwork Discovered at Murat Höyük, Bingöl Province

Çavuşoğlu R.

Anatolica, no.47, pp.256-276, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ana.47.0.3289563
  • Journal Name: Anatolica
  • Journal Indexes: IBZ Online, Periodicals Index Online, L'Année philologique, Anthropological Literature, Index Islamicus, International Bibliography of Art, Linguistic Bibliography, MLA - Modern Language Association Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.256-276
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Rescue excavations in 2019 at Murat Höyük, Solhan district of modern Bingöl province, produced a large number of finds of Middle Iron Age date. These included a range of metal artefacts, some of which were grave gifts, that show the local impact of Urartian Period metalwork, and which constitute the subject of this study. The items we present here are of importance in terms of showing the effects of Urartian art and aesthetic understanding on metalwork in local settlements.