Kingdom of Urartu. Asia Minor. Shield. Bronze, 8th century BC. Two-line cuneiform inscription of King Argishti I on the rim, repeated twice: "To god Haldi, the Lord, into the city of Erebuni, did Argishti, son of Menua dedicate this shield. Argishti, the mighty King, the great king, the king of Biainili, ruler of Tushpa city". The State Hermitage Museum. Saint Petersburg. Russia.