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Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of a procession. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara.

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Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. King and queen in front of the altar. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.

Left Panel - The king carries the kingdom sceptre - lituus in his right hand, and extends his left hand forward for worship. The queen wears a fancy dress hanging down to the floor; both figures wear earrings with a large ring.

Right Panel - Bull. It is the sacred animal of the Storm God. It is over a pedestal which is split from top to bottom. It is stocky and short-legged. With a huge horn, the bull has schematic muscles. In the orthostats on the left side, there is a procession moving towards this bull.

Against a black background. .

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Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C.  King and queen in front of the altar. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Left Panel - The king carries the kingdom sceptre - lituus in his right hand, and extends his left hand forward for worship. The queen wears a fancy dress hanging down to the floor; both figures wear earrings with a large ring.<br />
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Right Panel - Bull. It is the sacred animal of the Storm God. It is over a pedestal which is split from top to bottom. It is stocky and short-legged. With a huge horn, the bull has schematic muscles. In the orthostats on the left side, there is a procession moving towards this bull. <br />
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Against a black background. .<br />
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If you prefer to buy from our ALAMY STOCK LIBRARY page at https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/paul-williams-funkystock/hittite-art-antiquities.html . Type - Aalca Hoyuk - in LOWER SEARCH WITHIN GALLERY box. Refine search by adding background colour, place, museum etc.<br />
<br />
Visit our HITTITE PHOTO COLLECTIONS for more photos to download or buy as wall art prints https://funkystock.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/The-Hittites-Art-Artefacts-Antiquities-Historic-Sites-Pictures-Images-of/C0000NUBSMhSc3Oo .<br />
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Photo by Photographer Paul E Williams