Pictures of Hittite Pots & Pottery From Hattusa - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations - { 105 images } Created 11 Oct 2018

Pictures & images of Hittite pottery and pots artefacts and antiquities from Hattusa in the museum collection of the Museum of the Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) was the capital of the Hittite Empire in the late Bronze Age. Only discovered in the mid 18th century, excavations were not started until 1906 and continue today. The dating of Hittite pottery is difficult as it is difficult to define Hittite pottery and assign it to the Hittites. The safest descriptions would be Hittite style pottery which can be described as the “ Hittite ‘drab ware’, which always forms the majority of finds. This wheel- thrown, buff coloured fabric type used to be well fired under oxidising conditions and to be tempered with fine stone grit. The other type of pottery finds are good fine ware, mainly bowls with extremely thin walls and fired to a clinky hardness” (Ulf-Dietrich Schoop - Pottery Traditions of the Later Hittite Empire: Problems of Definition) . The pottery collection of the Museum of the Anatolian Civilisations contains examples of cult bull vessels, long neck Hittite vases, double handles jus with human faces and lion cult vessels.


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