Azerbaijan Georgia Turkey Project

Terracotta Statuette of a Woman
This terracotta statuette of a woman is characteristic of Hellenistic figurines in this region.   The woman appears to be is wearing a cloak over her left shoulder, a common fashion for married women.
Height: 8.2 cm, Width: 6.2 cm

 

Bronze Object
Note the eagle head tips on this bronze object, possibly a broken handle from a metallic vessel. The lower portion of the object (not seen in this image) displays the face of a helmeted soldier. 
Height: 7.4 cm, Width: 5.5 cm

 

 

 

 

Decorated Pottery
A display showing a sample of the diverse decorated pottery types found at Ziyaretsuyu.  The majority of the pieces are modeled on a Hellenistic ivy-painted form or an Iron Age style known as sigillata.

 

Strap Handles
Display of various “strap handles” found at Ziyaretsuyu.  Made of sand, limestone, mica, and trace amounts of chamotte.  A total of twelve handles were discovered at Ziyaretsuyu.  Some pieces display finger-impressed décor.

 

Decorated Ceramic
A few of the ceramic vessels discovered at Ziyaretsuyu were decorated in the ivy heart-shaped motif as shown here.  This rare style is a remnant of an Iron Age ceramic tradition that remained to the Roman Period in some areas.

 

Spindle-whorl
Made of dark brown stone.  There are scratch lines on the whorl due to use on the disc-shaped spindle-whorl. It was shaped by hand.
Diameter: 1.9 cm, Thickness: 0.7 cm, Inner Diameter: 0.4 cm

 

Storage Vessels
This display shows a sample of the diverse pottery types found at Ziyaretsuyu.  The sheer volume and variety of ceramic vessels uncovered here suggest a densely populated settlement along a trade route.

 

Interactive Artifact Map

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