• Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation vessel in the shape of a mug being held in a hand and an arm. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation vessel in the shape of a mug being held in a hand and an arm. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation vessel in the shape of a mug being held in a hand and an arm. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation vessel in the shape of a mug being held in a hand and an arm. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation vessel in the shape of a mug being held in a hand and an arm. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta sleremonial libation rhython in the shape of a bull. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of a bull . Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta sleremonial libation rhython in the shape of a bull. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of a boar. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of an anmial . Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of an anmial . Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta sleremonial libation rhython in the shape of a bull. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of a boar. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of a bull . Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of an anmial . Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta sleremonial libation rhython in the shape of a bull. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta sleremonial libation rhython in the shape of a bull. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of a boar. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of a boar. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of a bull . Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of a bull . Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of an anmial . Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of an anmial . Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of a boar. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of a bull . Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta cube shaped libation vessel. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey . Against a warm art background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with women relief figures coloured in cream, red and black playing instruments, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey . Against a grey background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. In the top register is a couple having sex along with musicians and acrobats processing to an altar that can be seen in the second register, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey . Against a grey background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The top two registers show  processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing round the vase, the third register from the top shows an altar -  mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey
  • White Ground Kylix from a tomb in Delphi. Athenian 480-470 BC. Apollo depicted crowned in Myrtle Leaves, seated on a stool, with lion claw feet, dressed in a white peoples. In his left hand he has a liar and with his right hand he pours a libation from a naval-phiale. The Crow recalls his mythical love for the beautiful Aigle-Koroni, daughter of King Phlegyas. Delphi Archaeological museum.
  • White Ground Kylix from a tomb in Delphi. Athenian 480-470 BC. Apollo depicted crowned in Myrtle Leaves, seated on a stool, with lion claw feet, dressed in a white peoples. In his left hand he has a liar and with his right hand he pours a libation from a naval-phiale. The Crow recalls his mythical love for the beautiful Aigle-Koroni, daughter of King Phlegyas. Delphi Archaeological museum.
  • Hittite terra cotta cube shaped libation vessel. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey . Against a grey background
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with a women and man relief figures coloured in cream, red and black playing instruments, in the register below is a cult altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with a women and man relief figures coloured in cream, red and black playing instruments, in the register below is a cult altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with women relief figures coloured in cream, red and black playing instruments, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with relif figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with relif figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey . Against a grey background
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with relif figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. In the top register is a couple having sex along with musicians and acrobats processing to an altar that can be seen in the second register, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey . Against a grey background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. In the top register is a couple having sex along with musicians and acrobats processing to an altar that can be seen in the second register, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey . Against a grey background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey . Against a grey background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The top two registers show  processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing round the vase, the third register from the top shows an altar -  mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Etruscan bronze statue portraying a nearly life size young warrior dressed in armour, offering a libation of wine to a divinity ( patera style cup missing) Made in the 5th century BC in Orvieto and excavated from Todi where it had been buried after being struck by lightening, which was the custom at the time.  Inv 13886, The Vatican Museums Rome. Grey Background. For use in non editorial advertising apply to the Vatican Museums for a license.
  • Etruscan bronze statue portraying a nearly life size young warrior dressed in armour, offering a libation of wine to a divinity ( patera style cup missing) Made in the 5th century BC in Orvieto and excavated from Todi where it had been buried after being struck by lightening, which was the custom at the time.  Inv 13886, The Vatican Museums Rome. Art Background. For use in non editorial advertising apply to the Vatican Museums for a license.
  • White Ground Kylix from a tomb in Delphi. Athenian 480-470 BC. Apollo depicted crowned in Myrtle Leaves, seated on a stool, with lion claw feet, dressed in a white peoples. In his left hand he has a liar and with his right hand he pours a libation from a naval-phiale. The Crow recalls his mythical love for the beautiful Aigle-Koroni, daughter of King Phlegyas. Delphi Archaeological museum.
  • Hittite terra cotta cube shaped libation vessel. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta cube shaped libation vessel. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey . Against a grey background
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with a women and man relief figures coloured in cream, red and black playing instruments, in the register below is a cult altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with a women and man relief figures coloured in cream, red and black playing instruments, in the register below is a cult altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with women relief figures coloured in cream, red and black playing instruments, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey . Against a grey background
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with women relief figures coloured in cream, red and black playing instruments, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. In the top register is a couple having sex along with musicians and acrobats processing to an altar that can be seen in the second register, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. In the top register is a couple having sex along with musicians and acrobats processing to an altar that can be seen in the second register, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. In the top register is a couple having sex along with musicians and acrobats processing to an altar that can be seen in the second register, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The top two registers show  processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing round the vase, the third register from the top shows an altar -  mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Scene of king's offering drink and sacrifice to the god. The god is on the deer, with the bow attached to his shoulder and with a triple bundle of lightning in his hand. The king looks at the god, and makes the libation to the god while carrying a scepter with a curled end - lituus. Behind the king is a servant holding a goat for sacrifice to the god. Hieroglyphs read; "God Parata, Strong King... ". <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Etruscan bronze statue portraying a nearly life size young warrior dressed in armour, offering a libation of wine to a divinity ( patera style cup missing) Made in the 5th century BC in Orvieto and excavated from Todi where it had been buried after being struck by lightening, which was the custom at the time.  Inv 13886, The Vatican Museums Rome. Grey Art Background. For use in non editorial advertising apply to the Vatican Museums for a license.
  • White Ground Kylix from a tomb in Delphi. Athenian 480-470 BC. Apollo depicted crowned in Myrtle Leaves, seated on a stool, with lion claw feet, dressed in a white peoples. In his left hand he has a liar and with his right hand he pours a libation from a naval-phiale. The Crow recalls his mythical love for the beautiful Aigle-Koroni, daughter of King Phlegyas. Delphi Archaeological museum.
  • White Ground Kylix from a tomb in Delphi. Athenian 480-470 BC. Apollo depicted crowned in Myrtle Leaves, seated on a stool, with lion claw feet, dressed in a white peoples. In his left hand he has a liar and with his right hand he pours a libation from a naval-phiale. The Crow recalls his mythical love for the beautiful Aigle-Koroni, daughter of King Phlegyas. Delphi Archaeological museum.
  • Hittite terra cotta cube shaped libation vessel. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with a women and man relief figures coloured in cream, red and black playing instruments, in the register below is a cult altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey . Against a grey background
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with relif figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. In the top register is a couple having sex along with musicians and acrobats processing to an altar that can be seen in the second register, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. In the top register is a couple having sex along with musicians and acrobats processing to an altar that can be seen in the second register, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. In the top register is a couple having sex along with musicians and acrobats processing to an altar that can be seen in the second register, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Scene of king's offering drink and sacrifice to the god. The god is on the deer, with the bow attached to his shoulder and with a triple bundle of lightning in his hand. The king looks at the god, and makes the libation to the god while carrying a scepter with a curled end - lituus. Behind the king is a servant holding a goat for sacrifice to the god. Hieroglyphs read; "God Parata, Strong King... ". <br />
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Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey
  • White Ground Kylix from a tomb in Delphi. Athenian 480-470 BC. Apollo depicted crowned in Myrtle Leaves, seated on a stool, with lion claw feet, dressed in a white peoples. In his left hand he has a liar and with his right hand he pours a libation from a naval-phiale. The Crow recalls his mythical love for the beautiful Aigle-Koroni, daughter of King Phlegyas. Delphi Archaeological museum.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a releif sculpture a libation for the gods from Aslantepe ,  Malatya, Turkey.  The figure on the far left is beleived to be a king. He is facing a Bearded God wearing a bore tusk helmet. The God is holding a 3 pronged object and has a club resting on his shoulder. The 2 shaven characters on the right are mirror images of the two figures on the right except this time the king is on the far right waering a winged sun disc headress and holding a Lituus. The epigraphs identify the king and the cresent on the beared gods helmet identify him as Pugnus Mili The Sum and Moon God. An Ankara Museum of Anatolian Civilizations exhibit.
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with women relief figures coloured in cream, red and black playing instruments, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. In the top register is a couple having sex along with musicians and acrobats processing to an altar that can be seen in the second register, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey . Against a grey background
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Scene of king's offering drink and sacrifice to the god. The god is on the deer, with the bow attached to his shoulder and with a triple bundle of lightning in his hand. The king looks at the god, and makes the libation to the god while carrying a scepter with a curled end - lituus. Behind the king is a servant holding a goat for sacrifice to the god. Hieroglyphs read; "God Parata, Strong King... ". <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Scene of king's offering drink and sacrifice to the god. The god is on the deer, with the bow attached to his shoulder and with a triple bundle of lightning in his hand. The king looks at the god, and makes the libation to the god while carrying a scepter with a curled end - lituus. Behind the king is a servant holding a goat for sacrifice to the god. Hieroglyphs read; "God Parata, Strong King... ". <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with relif figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The top two registers show  processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing round the vase, the third register from the top shows an altar -  mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The top two registers show  processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing round the vase, the third register from the top shows an altar -  mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Scene of king's offering drink and sacrifice to the god. The god is on the deer, with the bow attached to his shoulder and with a triple bundle of lightning in his hand. The king looks at the god, and makes the libation to the god while carrying a scepter with a curled end - lituus. Behind the king is a servant holding a goat for sacrifice to the god. Hieroglyphs read; "God Parata, Strong King... ". <br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Etruscan bronze statue portraying a nearly life size young warrior dressed in armour, offering a libation of wine to a divinity ( patera style cup missing) Made in the 5th century BC in Orvieto and excavated from Todi where it had been buried after being struck by lightening, which was the custom at the time.  Inv 13886, The Vatican Museums Rome. Black Background. For use in non editorial advertising apply to the Vatican Museums for a license.
  • Etruscan bronze statue portraying a nearly life size young warrior dressed in armour, offering a libation of wine to a divinity ( patera style cup missing) Made in the 5th century BC in Orvieto and excavated from Todi where it had been buried after being struck by lightening, which was the custom at the time.  Inv 13886, The Vatican Museums Rome. White Background. For use in non editorial advertising apply to the Vatican Museums for a license.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. King pours from the pitcher to the vessel (libation); behind the king is a servant bringing a sacrifice. Storm God across the king holds Teshup, a triple lightning bundle - sickle, and a spear-mace set in the other orthostat; the goddess Ishtar holds weapon in both. All six figures have shoes with the curled ends. <br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. King pours from the pitcher to the vessel (libation); behind the king is a servant bringing a sacrifice. Storm God across the king holds Teshup, a triple lightning bundle - sickle, and a spear-mace set in the other orthostat; the goddess Ishtar holds weapon in both. All six figures have shoes with the curled ends. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. King pours from the pitcher to the vessel (libation); behind the king is a servant bringing a sacrifice. Storm God across the king holds Teshup, a triple lightning bundle - sickle, and a spear-mace set in the other orthostat; the goddess Ishtar holds weapon in both. All six figures have shoes with the curled ends. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C.  Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. King pours from the pitcher to the vessel (libation); behind the king is a servant bringing a sacrifice. Storm God across the king holds Teshup, a triple lightning bundle - sickle, and a spear-mace set in the other orthostat; the goddess Ishtar holds weapon in both. All six figures have shoes with the curled ends. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. King pours from the pitcher to the vessel (libation); behind the king is a servant bringing a sacrifice. Storm God across the king holds Teshup, a triple lightning bundle - sickle, and a spear-mace set in the other orthostat; the goddess Ishtar holds weapon in both. All six figures have shoes with the curled ends. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Rock Relief From Firaktin near the village of Gümüsören, Turkey.   king Hattusili III is also pouring a libation, a drink offering, to the Storm God god on the far left. 1275BC. A plaster cast from the Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ arrival in Italy Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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Poseidon stands naked over a sea going ship stopped at a short column. SA dolphin jumps between his legs. Aineas, his head veiled in the Roman manner, pours a libation, a thanks offering for his safe arrival in Italy. Behing Poseidon’s shoulders, a separately worked young male head was inserted into the background, maybe a deceased companion of Aineas.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ arrival in Italy Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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Poseidon stands naked over a sea going ship stopped at a short column. SA dolphin jumps between his legs. Aineas, his head veiled in the Roman manner, pours a libation, a thanks offering for his safe arrival in Italy. Behing Poseidon’s shoulders, a separately worked young male head was inserted into the background, maybe a deceased companion of Aineas.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ arrival in Italy Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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Poseidon stands naked over a sea going ship stopped at a short column. SA dolphin jumps between his legs. Aineas, his head veiled in the Roman manner, pours a libation, a thanks offering for his safe arrival in Italy. Behing Poseidon’s shoulders, a separately worked young male head was inserted into the background, maybe a deceased companion of Aineas.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ arrival in Italy Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Poseidon stands naked over a sea going ship stopped at a short column. SA dolphin jumps between his legs. Aineas, his head veiled in the Roman manner, pours a libation, a thanks offering for his safe arrival in Italy. Behing Poseidon’s shoulders, a separately worked young male head was inserted into the background, maybe a deceased companion of Aineas.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a releif sculpture a libation for the gods from Aslantepe ,  Malatya, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. The figure on the far left is beleived to be a king. He is facing a Bearded God wearing a bore tusk helmet. The God is holding a 3 pronged object and has a club resting on his shoulder. The 2 shaven characters on the right are mirror images of the two figures on the right except this time the king is on the far right waering a winged sun disc headress and holding a Lituus. The epigraphs identify the king and the cresent on the beared gods helmet identify him as Pugnus Mili The Sum and Moon God. 2
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ arrival in Italy Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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Poseidon stands naked over a sea going ship stopped at a short column. SA dolphin jumps between his legs. Aineas, his head veiled in the Roman manner, pours a libation, a thanks offering for his safe arrival in Italy. Behing Poseidon’s shoulders, a separately worked young male head was inserted into the background, maybe a deceased companion of Aineas.
  • White Ground Kylix from a tomb in Delphi. Athenian 480-470 BC. Apollo depicted crowned in Myrtle Leaves, seated on a stool, with lion claw feet, dressed in a white peoples. In his left hand he has a liar and with his right hand he pours a libation from a naval-phiale. The Crow recalls his mythical love for the beautiful Aigle-Koroni, daughter of King Phlegyas. Delphi Archaeological museum.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a releif sculpture a libation for the gods from Aslantepe ,  Malatya, Turkey. Ancora Archaeological Museum. The figure on the far left is beleived to be a king. He is facing a Bearded God wearing a bore tusk helmet. The God is holding a 3 pronged object and has a club resting on his shoulder. The 2 shaven characters on the right are mirror images of the two figures on the right except this time the king is on the far right waering a winged sun disc headress and holding a Lituus. The epigraphs identify the king and the cresent on the beared gods helmet identify him as Pugnus Mili The Sum and Moon God.
  • White Ground Kylix from a tomb in Delphi. Athenian 480-470 BC. Apollo depicted crowned in Myrtle Leaves, seated on a stool, with lion claw feet, dressed in a white peoples. In his left hand he has a liar and with his right hand he pours a libation from a naval-phiale. The Crow recalls his mythical love for the beautiful Aigle-Koroni, daughter of King Phlegyas. Delphi Archaeological museum.

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