[Iranian allies or subjects, wearing skin cloaks, from the west Zagros Mountains]
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87. Urartian Chief|
The Urartians wore their hair in closely twisted ringlets arranged in horizontal tiers. It was bound by a fillet with some of the ringlets hanging over the front. The man depicted wears his beard long as was the case in persons of high rank.
The tunic reached to the knees, or just below, and was secured at the waist by a girdle of woven ribbon from which hung a tassel. Laced boots reached either to the middle of the calf or, as shown, to above the knee. The skin worn over his shoulder was leopard or some other animal (leopards are found in Armenia) and was fastened by a cord at the right shoulder.
(a) shows the Urartian helmet with crest which was fixed across the helmet crown but, later, was bunched together in the centre.