Lion Statue, Shaushka
Materials: Serpentine Stone - Handmade
Height: 9.5 centimetres
Width: 2 centimetres
Beige Serpentine stone, Hand Carved Lion with Authentic Interpretation, Hittite Mesopotamian Anatolian Art This Lion figurine is a beautiful interpretation from mythologies of Hittites.
There are Hittites' Gods and Goddesses relief under the Lion figurine. Lion is the symbol of the Goddess Shaushka , sister of Teshub. This beautiful grotesque hand carved item is made from green-beige serpentine stone and one of the authentic interpretation of the ancient giant steles of Hittites, Anatolia. The stones has been found under ground from central Anatolia old Hattusha city with stains of plant roots and it gives natural texture and greenish color to them. The Hittites were an Anatolian people who played an important role in establishing an empire centered on Hattusa in north-central Anatolia around 1600 BC. This empire reached its height during the mid-14th century BC under Suppiluliuma I, when it encompassed an area that included most of Anatolia as well as parts of the northern Levant and Upper Mesopotamia. There are many temples, mysterious artifacts and cuneiform tablets founded at Hittite cities excavations. Magic and religion for Ancient Anatolian civilizations were inseparable parts of the same whole, because both were seen as the link between the physical reality and the subtle spheres of existence. There are many cuneiform tablets writing founded that inscribed god invocations. More specifically, through religion the Ancient Mesopotamians had a code of established practices, mystical and practical, to contact the Gods, seen as the cosmic powers which had created the universe, and humankind to serve them and complete for them the workings of existence.(gatewaystobabylon.com) This item ships in cardboard box with nice packaging. Worldwide shipping.