Urartian Bronze Votive Plaque, c. 8th-7th century BC
Of hammered sheet bronze, probably depicting the storm god, Teisheba, enthroned wearing a long cloak and sun disc crown, holding three thunderbolts in his left hand, a bull seated beneath the throne, before him four worshipers, wearing fringed cloaks, hands raised in supplication, various items in the field including rayed sun, crescent moon, calf head, eyes and winged sun disc, with four attachment holes.
Teisheba of Kumenu was the Araratian (Urartian) weather-god, notably the god of storms and thunder. He was also sometimes the god of war. He formed part of a triad along with Khaldi and Shivini. The ancient Araratian cities of Teyseba and Teishebaini were named after Teisheba. He is a counterpart to the Assyrian god Adad, and the Hurrian god, Teshub. He was often depicted as a man standing on a bull, holding a handful of thunderbolts.