• Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian  ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian  ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian  ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian  ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian  ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
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Against a brown gray background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculptures corner Stone. . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone decorated by lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculptures corner Stone. . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone decorated by lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place. <br />
<br />
Against a brown gray background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
<br />
Against a brown gray background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
<br />
Against a black background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
<br />
Against a white background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
Against a grey background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculptures corner Stone. . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Corner stone decorated by lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place. <br />
<br />
Against a black background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculptures corner Stone. . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Corner stone decorated by lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place. <br />
<br />
Against a grey art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculptures corner Stone. . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Corner stone decorated by lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place. <br />
<br />
Against a brown art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
<br />
Against a white background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
<br />
Against a black background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
<br />
Against a brown art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
<br />
Against a grey art background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted Stele. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Under the winged sun disk, is a god standing on a lion and across the god is a sitting goddess. The hieroglyphs reads "Karhuhas, the stag god" for the god, and "Kubaba" for the Goddess. <br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted Stele. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Under the winged sun disk, is a god standing on a lion and across the god is a sitting goddess. The hieroglyphs reads "Karhuhas, the stag god" for the god, and "Kubaba" for the Goddess.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted Stele. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Under the winged sun disk, is a god standing on a lion and across the god is a sitting goddess. The hieroglyphs reads "Karhuhas, the stag god" for the god, and "Kubaba" for the Goddess.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted Stele. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Under the winged sun disk, is a god standing on a lion and across the god is a sitting goddess. The hieroglyphs reads "Karhuhas, the stag god" for the god, and "Kubaba" for the Goddess. <br />
<br />
Against a brown art background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted Stele. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Under the winged sun disk, is a god standing on a lion and across the god is a sitting goddess. The hieroglyphs reads "Karhuhas, the stag god" for the god, and "Kubaba" for the Goddess. <br />
<br />
Against a grey art background.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom E of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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Bedroom E, a private room with a bed (kline), was divided into antechamber and alcove. The room is probably a later reworking, as the doorway is off-center. The decoration of the walls, in contrast to cubicula B and D, is done in muted colors. Slender columns with a surreal superstructure frame aedicula with sacred landscapes. Three of these show travellers making a sacrifice to a herm of Athena. The images refer in various ways to the world of women. The little pictures along the walls of the antechamber show girls engaged in different activities. On the rear wall of the alcove, which has a picture with an amorous theme, the goddess Artemis is shown dressed as both huntress and moon goddess. Two Muses are on the opposite wall. The stucco decorations of the vaulted ceiling show idyllic landscapes with sacred elements and mythological scenes. In one, Phaethon asks his father Apollo to let him drive the chariot of the Sun. Other scenes show statues of Zeus, a statue probably representing Augustus as the new Mercury, disks of the sun, winged victories and grotesque figures, all done in very low relief with the elegance and delicacy of jewellery. The mosaic pavement of this room, known from a contemporary watercolor, had a pattern of squares and stars.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom E of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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Bedroom E, a private room with a bed (kline), was divided into antechamber and alcove. The room is probably a later reworking, as the doorway is off-center. The decoration of the walls, in contrast to cubicula B and D, is done in muted colors. Slender columns with a surreal superstructure frame aedicula with sacred landscapes. Three of these show travellers making a sacrifice to a herm of Athena. The images refer in various ways to the world of women. The little pictures along the walls of the antechamber show girls engaged in different activities. On the rear wall of the alcove, which has a picture with an amorous theme, the goddess Artemis is shown dressed as both huntress and moon goddess. Two Muses are on the opposite wall. The stucco decorations of the vaulted ceiling show idyllic landscapes with sacred elements and mythological scenes. In one, Phaethon asks his father Apollo to let him drive the chariot of the Sun. Other scenes show statues of Zeus, a statue probably representing Augustus as the new Mercury, disks of the sun, winged victories and grotesque figures, all done in very low relief with the elegance and delicacy of jewellery. The mosaic pavement of this room, known from a contemporary watercolor, had a pattern of squares and stars.

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