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Amasya museum wooden sarcophagus

Amasya museum wooden sarcophagus

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This is from the third quarter of the 14th century, the carving is great.

Close-up of the woodcarving of a cenotaph sarcophagus dating from the Beylik (= Turcoman principality) of Kutluşahlar, who had their capital in Amasya and were independent from 1340 to 1381. The style of it can be characterised as ‘late-Seljuk’.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
‘Türkye Tarihi Yerler Kılavuzu’ – M.Orhan Bayrak, Inkılâp Kitabevi, Istanbul, 1994 & Wikipedia.


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