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Gold statuette

Gold statuette

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This is an extremely small pendant representing a goddess. It's made of gold and only two cm. high. Fifteenth century. I had to crop from a much bigger picture, so quality is low.

From Boğazköy, a surface find.

The goddess has extraordinarily large ears with earrings in the form of discs, and wears a sort of skull-cap on her head. She is holding a large, shallow vessel with round base in her right hand.
The pendant was worn as a protective device (amulet).

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Land of Civilizations, Turkey’ – Catalogue of the Fukuoka Exhibition (Japan), 1985.


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