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Silver Drinking cup in shape of fist - Hittite
Vessel terminating in the forepart of a stag. Hittite Empire 14th–13th century B.C.E Geography: Central Anatolia Culture: Hittite Medium: Silver, gold inlay
Hittite Drinking vessel. Near Eastern, Anatolian, Hittite, Hittite New Kingdom, reign of Tudhaliya III, 14th century BC. This ceremonial drinking vessel is shaped in the form of a human fist with a procession of musicians in relief along the cuff. Currently located at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Found in Nimrud, a plaque with a standing figure dressed in Egyptian style.
Ichneumon - Once though to be a mythical predator of dragons. However, now it is known as the mongoose, the sworn enemy of snakes.
Apis the bull - An Egyptian deity worshipped in the Memphis region well into late 300 AD during Greek and Roman era
13th C. BCE. Winged figures are rare in the Hittite pantheon. A bronze and silver winged figure with a gold cap, kilt, and upturned shoes, holding a broken rod. The best reference for the figurine comes from the open-air sanctuary at Yazilikaya, in central Anatolia, where images of the Hittite gods were carved in the rock walls of its natural chambers. According to an inscription of a similar figure, he would be the god Pirinki/ar, a deity associated with the winged divinity Ishtar.
Seated female Metropolitan Museum Period: Hittite Empire Date: ca. 14th–13th century B.C. Geography: Central Anatolia Culture: Hittite Medium: Silver Dimensions: 1.26 x 0.63 x 0.71 in. (3.2 x 1.6 x 1.8