Pictures of Hittite Art Sculpture of the Istanbul Archaeological Museum - Images - { 64 images } Created 12 Feb 2016

Pictures photos images of the Hittite monumental stone relief orthostat panels and Hittite art sculptures of the Istanbul Archaeological museum, Istanbul, Turkey. The Istanbul Archaeological Museum houses many ancient Hittite artefacts. Amonst them are Hittite Relief sculture orthostats from Sam’al at Zincirli Hoyuk in the Anti-Taurus mountains of Anatolia, Turkey. The Istanbul Archaeological museum orthostats from Sam’al depict some of the vast Hittite pantheon of Gods and deities such as the Aslan Lion from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the west side of the citadel gate of Sam’al. One of the portal lion statues is also house at the musuem as well as a hittite basalt Double Sphinx sculpture from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the entrance of Palace III. The Istanbul Museum Hittie collection also includes Hittite funereal steles such as the Late Hittite Basalt funereal Steel with a relief sculpture of a warrior from 9 - 8th Cent B.C, excavated from Arslan Tash (Turkish; Arslan Lion, Taş Stone), ancient Hadātu, is an archaeological site in northern Syria 30km east of the Euphrates River and nearby the town of Ain al-Arab.


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