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Hittite Painted Relief Sculpture Mesopotamian Pantheon
Hittite Painted Relief Sculpture Mesopotamian Pantheon
Hittite Painted Relief Sculpture Mesopotamian Pantheon
Hittite Painted Relief Sculpture Mesopotamian Pantheon
Hittite Painted Relief Sculpture Mesopotamian Pantheon
Hittite Painted Relief Sculpture Mesopotamian Pantheon
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Hittite Painted Relief Sculpture Mesopotamian Pantheon

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Hittite relief sculptures of Gods at the Yazilikaya Sancutary. You can see the Original relief sculpture at Anatolia at the last picture.

Hand carved tablet is made from volcanic basalt stone (kind of limestone) and painted with natural black paint.(rubia tinctorum)

-Materials: Lime stone, Natural black paint

-Height: 10.8 centimetres

-Width: 14 centimetres
-Depth: 1.5 centimetres

 

The religions of Bronze Age Asia Minor, like most religions of the ancient world, were polytheistic by nature. They were closely related with one another, with the weather god being of particular importance amongst the many deities worshipped (perhaps reflecting the harsh climactic conditions of much of the country). Amongst the Hittites, however, the Sun goddess was apparently the most important deity; she was the goddess of battle, and the patron deity of the Hittite kings. The weather god took second place; he was her consort, and the god of battle. This is a carved illustration which includes the Mesopotamian god of wisdom, Ea (Enki), storm-god Teshub, Hebat, Sharruma and Arinna. Yazilikaya (Turkish; inscribed rock) was a sanctuary of Hattusa, the capital city of the Hittite Empire, today in the center of Anatolia. Rock reliefs are a prominent aspect of Hittite art, and these are generally regarded as the most important group.

This item is shipped in a thick cardboard box with a covering.