Part of a copper alloy model of an Urartian city; architecture; The city has a high arched doorway flanked by towers. There were at least three upper floors, with two further ones in the turrets. Above the decorated parapets are stepped crenellations. The lower part of the walls, and the door and window-frames would have been beautifully cut and fitted stone blocks, with the upper wall of mud brick and the parapets resting on pairs of jutting beams. The function of this model is not known. It could have been dedicated in the temple to ensure the deity's protection, or presented by a vassal city or it could have been part of a wheeled hearth similar to one found at Nimrud in Assyria. Copper alloy turret, part of a copper alloy model of an Urartian city.
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