• Cucladic Syros style decorated terra cotta frying pan . Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  cat no 971
  • Cucladic Syros style decorated terra cotta frying pan . Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  cat no 971.  Grey Background.
  • Cucladic Syros style decorated terra cotta frying pan . Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  cat no 971.  Grey Background.
  • Phrygian pottery vessel in the shape of a goose decorated with geometric deigns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian pottery vessel in the shape of a goose decorated with geometric deigns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian terra cotta pottery vessel with a strainer and long pouring lip, decorated with geometric designs and images of animals and birds, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian terra cotta pottery vessel with a strainer and long pouring lip, decorated with geometric designs and images of animals and birds, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian decorated  terra cotta pottery  rhyton in the shape of a ram from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian pottery vessel in the shape of a goose decorated with geometric deigns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian pottery vessel in the shape of a goose decorated with geometric deigns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian pottery vessel in the shape of a goose decorated with geometric deigns from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Ancora Archaeological MuseumMuseum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian terra cotta pottery vessel with a strainer and long pouring lip, decorated with geometric designs and images of animals and birds, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian terra cotta pottery vessel with a strainer and long pouring lip, decorated with geometric designs and images of animals and birds, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian terra cotta pottery vessel with a strainer and long pouring lip, decorated with geometric designs and images of animals and birds, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian decorated  terra cotta pottery  rhyton in the shape of a ram from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian decorated  terra cotta pottery  rhyton in the shape of a ram from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian decorated  terra cotta pottery  rhyton in the shape of a ram from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian decorated  terra cotta pottery  rhyton in the shape of a ram from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. 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
  • 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is a model of a temple and goddess. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Assyrian Traders terra cotta imported teapot with side spout . 1900 - 1600 BC. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.. Against a white background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Toprak Bagis Belgesi  cuneiform donation document. Hittite Period 1600 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta fragmants of a defenive wall tower shaped vessel . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta long necked pitcher on base. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta beak shaped long top neck pitcher. 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 warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta cult side handled spouted jug. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuvwa .  Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite long neck pointed base terra cotta vessel. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC. Huseyindede. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Po;ychrome Relief vessel, partially finished, 16th century BC. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel, close up depicting a bull being led to be sacrificed, following Hittite convention of sacrificing an animal of the same gender as the God this bull indicates the sacrifice is to a male god, 16th century BC.. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a black background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a grey background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a grey background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a black background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is a model of a temple and goddess. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is a model of a temple and goddess. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a black background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is a model of a temple and goddess. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a grey background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is a model of a temple and goddess. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Hittite Terra cotta lion shaped ritual vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite terra cotta long neck pitcher - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite terra cotta vessel with strainer - 19th 17th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Toprak Bagis Belgesi  cuneiform donation document of winter  pasture to the shepherds of Uhhiva city. Hittite Period 1600 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey.. Against a warm art bacground.<br />
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The document reads "The Big King donates the summery and winter pastures with shepherds of Uhhiva city to his servant Hassuli, head of the guardians. No one shall have the right to claim against Hassuli or his grandchildren in the future. The Big King's word is made of iron, which can never be changed or broken. Whoever changes his word shall be beheaded. This tablet was written by Hanukkuli, Sarpa, head of Hittite palace guardians before Iskanussu, commander-in-chief."
  • 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 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 bowl. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta beak spout pitcher. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta beak spout pitcher. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta red glazed beak spout pitcher . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta side spouted teapot . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite  terra cotta pot woth two handles. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta side spout with stainer basket handles pitcher . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta two handled pitcher. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta teapot with strainer spout on a charcoa; burner base  . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta beak spout pitcher . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta beak spout pitcher . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta four handled pot. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta big handled tankard mug. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta cooking pot with perforated lid on a charcoal burner pot stand. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. 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 warm art bacground.
  • Hittite axe head mould and bronze axe heads. Hittite Period 1600 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite bronze spear heads. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite ceremonial stone cult axe head. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta cult pilgrim flask. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuvwa .  Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta cult vessel decorated with a goat relief. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuvwa . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta cult vessel decorated with a goat relief. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta head of a lion. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta water bottle carried by straps on the back. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC. Huseyindede. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta water bottle carried by straps on the back. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC. Huseyindede. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite long neck beak spout pointed base terra cotta vessel. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC. Huseyindede. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite long neck beak spout pitcher. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC. Huseyindede. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite long neck pointed base terra cotta vessel. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC. Huseyindede. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Assyrian Traders terra cotta imported beak spout pictcher. 1900 - 1600 BC. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel, top frieze depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, , 16th century BC. . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel, second frieze down close up depicting two people on a "bed throne" who are performing some sort of ritual, 16th century BC. . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Plaque depicting the Hittite Protector of the wild standing on the back of a deer. Steatite - 14th - 13th century BC - Corum Yenikoy  - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey,  Against a warm art  background
  • Hittite cuneiform clay tablet. A Property donation deed - Hattusa (Bogazkoy),  1700 BC to 1500BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey,  Against a warm art  background
  • Terra cotta Hittite beaker shaped side spouted teapot and three legged stand - 1700 BC to 1500BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey,  Against a warm art  background
  • Terra cotta Hittite beaker shaped spouted pitcher - 1700 BC to 1500BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey,  Against a warm art  background
  • Terra cotta Hittite beaker shaped spouted pitcher - 1700 BC to 1500BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey,  Against a warm art  background
  • Hittite terra cotta double handled jug with a relief human face- 17th - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite Terra cotta lion shaped ritual vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite terra cotta two handled vessel and a ritual vessel in the shape of a bunch of grapes - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite terra cotta tower shaped vessel representing a two storey tower of the city walls complete with merlons - 14th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite terra cotta tower shaped vessel representing a two storey tower of the city walls complete with merlons - 14th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against grey art background
  • Hittite terra cotta ritual vessel in the shape of a duck with two heads - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite terra cotta ring shaped vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite terra cotta pitcher - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Terra cotta ritual bull pots, probably of Hurri & Serri, the bulls of Teshup the Storm God. produced as pairs only differing in the direction of their tails, the spouts on their backs indicate that they were offering vessels- 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Terra cotta ritual bull pots, probably of Hurri & Serri, the bulls of Teshup the Storm God. produced as pairs only differing in the direction of their tails, the spouts on their backs indicate that they were offering vessels- 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite terra cotta bull head - 17th -16th century BC- Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite terra cotta double handled jug with a relief human face- 17th - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite terra cotta double handled jug with a relief human face- 17th - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite Terracotta statue of a bull - 17th-16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite pithos with reliefs of animals - 17th - 16th century BC -  Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite terra cotta fragmants of a defenive wall tower shaped vessel . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art 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 two handled drinking vessel. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta pot on trident legs. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta red glazed beak spout pitcher . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta pi;grim flask. 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 warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta twa handles fluted vase. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta side spouted tapered base teapot. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite ceremonial stone cult axe head. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta side spout with strainer basket handle pitcher. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Ortakoy Sapinuvwa . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite long neck pointed base terra cotta vessel. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC. Huseyindede. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Assyrian Traders terra cotta imported two handled pointed base vase. 1900 - 1600 BC. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel, third freeze down depicting a man leading a bull, 16th century BC. Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel close up  depicting top and second friezes showing a procession of musicians and dancers moving towards a temple building, 16th century BC. Huseyindede. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Terra cotta Hittite beaker shaped side spouted pitcher - 1700 BC to 1500BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey,  Against a warm art  background
  • Terra cotta Hittite beaker shaped side spouted pitcher with lid - 1700 BC to 1500BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey,  Against a warm art  background
  • Terra cotta Hittite beaker shaped spouted pitcher - 1700 BC to 1500BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey,  Against a warm art  background
  • Terra cotta side spouted pitcher with lid - 1700 BC to 1500 BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey,  Against a warm art  background
  • Hittite terra cotta ritual vessel in the shape of a duck with two heads - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite pot with animal head reliefs - 17th-16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite Terracotta statue of a bull - 17th-16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Bronze Age Anatolian terra cotta spouted pitcher with animal shaped handle - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Two decorated terra cotta seashell shaped vessels found in the house of Assyrian trader, Elamma, at the second level of the Karum of Kultepe. - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian decorated terra cotta tea pot with strainer - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian terra cotta three spouted teapot - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian terra cotta antilope shaped ritual vessel- 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Decorated terra cotta tree handled vessel with a spout - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian eagle shaped ritual vessel - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian terra cotta two handled beakers - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian terra cotta vessel with strainer - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian terra cotta double boxes for storage - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian two headed disk shaped alabaster Goddess figurine - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian terra cotta duck shaped ritual vessel - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian four headed alabaster Goddess figurine - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian terra Cotta eagle shaped ritual vessel - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian terra cotta basket with handle & a beaker shaped as a bunch of grapes - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian terra cotta side spouted pitcher with bill shaped end - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian terra cotta double boxes for storage - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian decorated terra cotta water flask - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian terra cotta wolf shaped ritual vessel - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian four handled terra cotta vase with reliefs - 19th - 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian relief Vase with bulls - 19th to 17th Century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian terra cotta vtwo headed bull shaped ritual vessel - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Phrygian terra cotta jug decorated with a painetd deer. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Close up of a Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian grey ceramic vessel with a strainer and long spout from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian terra cotta jug with geometric designs from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian terra cotta amphora decorated with geometric designs from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Hittite bronze spear heads. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite bronze decorated sword blade close up with writing. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite bronze decorated sword blade. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Minoan clay lion's head rhython, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
Created in a naturalistic style, this lions head rhython has a small pouring hole in its muzzle and would have been used during ceremonies
  • Theran Minoan polychrome kymbe with dolphin decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The kymbe is a typical Theran Minoan elongated vessel whose use is unknown.
  • Theran Minoan polychrome kymbe with dolphin decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The kymbe is a typical Theran Minoan elongated vessel whose use is unknown.
  • Minoan Thiran conical rhython decorated with vertical bands of wavy lines, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan pconical rhython with lilies decoration made in Minoan Crete, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Large Pithos storage jar decorated with wavy lbands and linaear A inscription, Knossos Palace, Crete.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
From the 1887 excavations of Kalokairinos, Knossos.
  • Minoan bridge spouted jug with spiral decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan bridge spouted jug with spiral decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan bridge spouted jug with spiral decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan bronze jug decorated with spirals and arches, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan bronze jug decorated with spirals and arches, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan clay polychrome pithoid jar with reed decoration, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens.
  • Minoan clay polychrome pithoid jar with reed decoration, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens.
  • Tall elegant Minoan polychrome jug decorated with reeds, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan polychrome amphora decorated with large circles, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The circle design on the pot may have been a symbol indicating its contents
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Minoan clay polychrome beak spouted nippled ewer with human and bird features, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
A characteristic Theran ewer used for libabtions this pot has both painted and plastic features. The dots around the neck represent a necklace.
  • Minoan clay polychrome pithoid jar with painted circles, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan cay vase with painted goat in a crocus landscape from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini), National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
 From the French Archaeological School in Athens collection.
  • Minoan clay lion's head rhython, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
Created in a naturalistic style, this lions head rhython has a small pouring hole in its muzzle and would have been used during ceremonies
  • Minoan clay lion's head rhython, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
Created in a naturalistic style, this lions head rhython has a small pouring hole in its muzzle and would have been used during ceremonies
  • Minoan clay lion's head rhython, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
Created in a naturalistic style, this lions head rhython has a small pouring hole in its muzzle and would have been used during ceremonies
  • Theran Minoan polychrome kymbe with dolphin decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The kymbe is a typical Theran Minoan elongated vessel whose use is unknown.
  • Theran Minoan polychrome kymbe with dolphin decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The kymbe is a typical Theran Minoan elongated vessel whose use is unknown.
  • Minoan cylindrical vessel decorated with leafy bands, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The vessels bottom is pierced so was probably used like a rhython during ceremonies.
  • Minoan cylindrical vessel decorated with leafy bands, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The vessels bottom is pierced so was probably used like a rhython during ceremonies.
  • Minoan cylindrical vessel decorated with leafy bands, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The vessels bottom is pierced so was probably used like a rhython during ceremonies.
  • Minoan cylindrical vessel decorated with leafy bands, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The vessels bottom is pierced so was probably used like a rhython during ceremonies.
  • Minoan Thiran conical rhython decorated with vertical bands of wavy lines, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan Thiran conical rhython decorated with vertical bands of wavy lines, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan Thiran conical rhython decorated with vertical bands of wavy lines, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan pconical rhython with lilies decoration made in Minoan Crete, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan pconical rhython with lilies decoration made in Minoan Crete, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan pconical rhython with lilies decoration made in Minoan Crete, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Large Pithos storage jar decorated with wavy lbands and linaear A inscription, Knossos Palace, Crete.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
From the 1887 excavations of Kalokairinos, Knossos.
  • Large Pithos storage jar decorated with wavy lbands and linaear A inscription, Knossos Palace, Crete.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
From the 1887 excavations of Kalokairinos, Knossos.
  • Large Pithos storage jar decorated with wavy lbands and linaear A inscription, Knossos Palace, Crete.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
From the 1887 excavations of Kalokairinos, Knossos.
  • Minoan bridge spouted jug with spiral decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan bronze jug decorated with spirals and arches, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan bronze jug decorated with spirals and arches, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan clay polychrome pithoid jar with reed decoration, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens.
  • Minoan clay polychrome pithoid jar with reed decoration, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens.
  • Tall elegant Minoan polychrome jug decorated with reeds, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan polychrome amphora decorated with large circles, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The circle design on the pot may have been a symbol indicating its contents
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Minoan clay polychrome beak spouted nippled ewer with human and bird features, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
A characteristic Theran ewer used for libabtions this pot has both painted and plastic features. The dots around the neck represent a necklace.
  • Minoan clay polychrome beak spouted nippled ewer with human and bird features, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
A characteristic Theran ewer used for libabtions this pot has both painted and plastic features. The dots around the neck represent a necklace.
  • Minoan clay polychrome beak spouted nippled ewer with human and bird features, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
A characteristic Theran ewer used for libabtions this pot has both painted and plastic features. The dots around the neck represent a necklace.
  • Minoan clay polychrome pithoid jar with painted circles, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan clay polychrome pithoid jar with painted circles, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan cay vase with painted goat in a crocus landscape from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini), National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
 From the French Archaeological School in Athens collection.
  • Minoan cay vase with painted goat in a crocus landscape from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini), National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
 From the French Archaeological School in Athens collection.
  • Minoan cay vase with painted goat in a crocus landscape from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini), National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
 From the French Archaeological School in Athens collection.
  • Minoan cay vase with painted goat in a crocus landscape from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini), National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
 From the French Archaeological School in Athens collection.
  • Minoan clay lion's head rhython, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
Created in a naturalistic style, this lions head rhython has a small pouring hole in its muzzle and would have been used during ceremonies
  • Theran Minoan polychrome kymbe with dolphin decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The kymbe is a typical Theran Minoan elongated vessel whose use is unknown.
  • Theran Minoan polychrome kymbe with dolphin decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The kymbe is a typical Theran Minoan elongated vessel whose use is unknown.
  • Minoan cylindrical vessel decorated with leafy bands, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
The vessels bottom is pierced so was probably used like a rhython during ceremonies.
  • Minoan Thiran conical rhython decorated with vertical bands of wavy lines, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan pconical rhython with lilies decoration made in Minoan Crete, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Large Pithos storage jar decorated with wavy lbands and linaear A inscription, Knossos Palace, Crete.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
<br />
From the 1887 excavations of Kalokairinos, Knossos.
  • Minoan bridge spouted jug with spiral decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan bronze jug decorated with spirals and arches, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan clay polychrome pithoid jar with reed decoration, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens.
  • Tall elegant Minoan polychrome jug decorated with reeds, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Tall elegant Minoan polychrome jug decorated with reeds, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Tall elegant Minoan polychrome jug decorated with reeds, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.

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HISTORICAL

Explore the past through pictures and images of its historic places. See the great palaces, castles and cities of antiquity as well as the great archaeological sites where our ancestors made history.

EXPLORE HISTORICAL PLACES...

MUSEUMS

Browse pictures & images the treasured artefacts and antiquities exhibits from the great Museum of Europe and the Middle East. See the art and objects made by our ancestors.

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