Hittite Orthostat with King and Queen

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Illustration

Carole Raddato
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published on 06 April 2019

Hittite orthostat relief from Alacahöyük depicting a king and a queen in front of the altar. The King carries the kingdom sceptre (lituus) in his right hand and extends his left hand forward for worship. 14th century BCE. Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara (Turkey).


About the Author

Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, April 06). Hittite Orthostat with King and Queen. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10422/

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Raddato, Carole. "Hittite Orthostat with King and Queen." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 06, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10422/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Hittite Orthostat with King and Queen." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 06 Apr 2019. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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