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Hittite Double Sphinx Column Base

Hittite Double Sphinx Column Base

A side view of a remarkable artifact from the Late Hittite period, an intricately carved Hittite Double Sphinx Column Base. This artifact is carved from a single basalt block, and its dimensions are approximately 1 meter in height, 1.55 meters (about 5.08 feet) in length, and 1.25 meters (about 4.1 feet) in width. The Double Sphinx Column Base features two sphinxes, mythical creatures with the body of a lion and the head of a human. They are depicted in a seated position, with their forepaws resting on a central column. The sphinxes are finely detailed, showcasing the artistry of the Hittite craftsmen from the 8th century BCE. The artifact is believed to have been discovered at the entrance to Palace Number 3 in Sam'al, adding to its historical significance. It provides insights into the artistic and cultural achievements of the Late Hittite period.

Image ID#: 32791 / Category: Arts, Architecture / Price: 499$
Hittite Double Sphinx Column Base
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