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Seated goddess with a child, Hittite Empire, Old Hittite; 15th–13th century BC, Anatolia, central region, gold

Seated goddess with a child, Hittite Empire, Old Hittite / century BCE / Anatolia, central region / gold

Mask of Anna Pavlova, 1924  Malvina Cornell Hoffman (American, 1885–1966)  Wax, tinted   This portrait of the Russian-born ballerina Anna Pavlova (1881–1931), made from a life mask, creates the sense of a living, breathing woman, an impression intensified by the colored features. The lowered eyes and closed mouth, however, hint at death—of the transcendence of this mortal life.

Mask of Anna Pavlova, 1924 Malvina Cornell Hoffman (American, Wax, tinted. Portrait of the Russian-born ballerina, Anna Pavlova

13th. C BCE Anatolia bronze, gold, and silver, 2". Hittite texts list offerings to deities during local festivals, which include small statuettes. In the open-air sanctuary at Yazilikaya, near Bogazkoy in central Anatolia images of the Hittite pantheon were carved in the rock walls. One with upraised wings, wearing a cap, kilt, and belt, and with arms bent as if holding a weapon. is according to an inscription the god Pirinki/ar, a deity associated with the winged divinity Ishtar.

A Hittite bronze and silver winged figure with a gold cap, kilt, and upturned shoes, holding rod of Moses. Yazilikaya, in central Anatolia

https://flic.kr/p/diVS84 | Louvre - Egyptian Antiquities

https://flic.kr/p/diVS84 | Louvre - Egyptian Antiquities

Seated goddess with a child. Hittite, c. 14th - 13th century B.C. | The Metropolitan Museum

Seated goddess with a child Period: Hittite Empire Date: ca. Geography: Central Anatolia Culture: Hittite Medium: Gold Dimensions: H.

The Guennol Lioness, a 5000-yr-old limestone statue found in Bagdad, Iraq

The Guennol Lioness, 3000 - 2800 B.Mesopotamian statue found near Baghdad, Iraq, depicting a well-muscled anthromorphic lioness.

Amazingly stylised family portrait... parents and a baby...  almost 5000 years old | Early Bronze Age Stone Double-Headed Disc-Shaped Figurine and Child |  Origin: Central/Western Anatolia | Circa: 3000 BC to 2500 BC

themagicfarawayttree: Early Bronze Age Stone Double-Headed Disc-Shaped Figurine and Child - Origin: Central/Western Anatolia Circa: 3000 BC to 2500 BC Dimensions: high x wide Catalogue: Collection: Biblical Medium: Stone

Statuette of Isis and Horus, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 304–30 b.c. Egyptian faience

Ancient Egyptian faience statuette of Isis and Horus. (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Here is another exquisite piece of faience depicting two of their most important Gods.

The worship of Cybele was originally centered in Phrygia (central Turkey), where she was known Kubaba or Kybele. The Romans formally adopted her worship in 204 BCE, when they brought a statue representing her from her main shrine in the Phrygian city of Pergamum back to Rome. This statue, from a site in Anatolia dating to the eighth or early seventh century BCE, depicts the Phrygian goddess with two youthful attendents playing a flute and harp.

"The worship of Cybele was originally centered in Phrygia (Turkey), where she…

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