Bronze belts first appeared in the 2nd millennium BC in Urartu, one of the ancient metalworking centres of the ancient world. From Iran, representations of belts in Art are known from two regions: Susiana, Elam, and their adjacent districts, on the one hand, and north-eastern Iran on the other. (Neo-)Elamite belts are characterised by being narrower than their predecessors and sometimes decorated with a zigzag pattern or rosettes. For more information on ancient belts, see: Moorey, P. R. S. (1967). Some Ancient Metal Belts. Their Antecedents and Relatives. Iran 5, pp. 83ff. & Calmeyer, P. in Reallexikon der Assyriologie III, 1957-71, pp. 689-93.