Long Wall Karkamis Hittite Artefacts - Anatolian Civilisations Museum. Pictures & images of. { 101 images } Created 13 Sep 2018

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The Long Wall Hittite art sculpted orthostat stone panels from Karkamis ( Karkamış, Karkemish, Carchemish) Turkey. Hittite artefacts of the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. The Neo Hittite archaeological site of Karkamis) is situated in Giantep province, on the western shore of the Euphrates on the Turkey - Syria border, Excavations were made from 1878 by the British Museum. The Hittite sculpted orthostats of the Long Wall of Carchemish (Karkemish) contain gods, chariots, and armed warriors wearing a crested helmet. This late Hittite style sees a more naturalistic line in the depiction of human and animal figures. Figures look more realistic and a true three quarter depiction is achieved giving the figures a greater 3 dimensional effect. The Hittite sculpted orthostats of the Long Wall of Karkamis (Karkamış, Karkemish)contain several panels which depict Chariots. Typically one of the two figures in the chariot holds the horse's reins while the other, an archer, fires arrows. On some of these panels there is a naked enemy with an arrow in his him lying face down under the horse's feet. It is thought that this figure is depicted smaller than the other figures since it is an enemy soldier. The lower part of the orthostat is decorated with braiding motifs. Two of The Hittite sculpted orthostats of the Long Wall of Karkamis (Karkamış, Karkemish) are dedicated the the Goddess Kubaba. The Goddess is depicted from the profile. She holds a pomegranate in her hands on her chest. She wears a one-horned headdress on her head and her braided hair hangs down to her shoulder. One group of Hittite sculpted orthostats of the Long Wall of Karkamis (Karkamış, Karkemish)depicts a military parade with figures of helmeted warriors. They have their shield in their back and their spear in their hand. A prisoner in their front is depicted as small. The lower part of the orthostat is decorated with braiding motifs. Download pictures & images of the Long Wall Hittite art sculpted orthostat stone panels from Karkamis (Karkamış, Karkemish) or buy as photo art prints on line.

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