The Sculpture and Sculptors of Yazilikaya.

By: Alexander, Robert L.

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Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 167 pp. Fine in a Near-Fine dust jacket with light rubbing to edges. From dust jacket: Just outside the capital city of Hattusa, about one hundred miles east of the modern Turkish capital, Ankara, the Hittites of the middle and late Bronze Age created their largest surviving sanctuary. Within the group of huge, outcropping rocks known as Yazilikaya, this imperial chapel provided for the worship of numerous deities who were largely apotheoses of elements and forces of nature. In the mid-thirteenth century B.C., when Hittite great kings restructured their pantheon, they also ordered the sculptured processions of deities that organize and direct the spaces within the sanctuary. About ninety figures, in two separate chambers, still survive after some thirty-five centuries, preserving evidence of the aspirations and methods of the patrons and their artists. This book, the only monograph on the subject in English, is the first to prsent a stylistic study and establish a relative chronology for all the reliefs of Yazilikaya.

Title: The Sculpture and Sculptors of Yazilikaya.

Author Name: Alexander, Robert L.

Location Published: Newark: University of Delaware Press, (1986).

Categories: Ancient Civilization

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