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Gordium: Museum


The goddess Matar (Cybele). Photo Marco Prins. Gordium: capital of ancient Phrygia, modern Yassihüyük.
  
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Gordium has a nice museum. On this page, you can see several photos; some of them are from the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara.

The goddess Matar (Cybele), venerated in nearby Pessinus. She usually holds a cup in one hand and a bird (a falcon or a hawk?) in the other. Compare the headless statue of the same goddess below, on which two additonal birds can be recognized.

The objects below are arranged chronologically, more or less.

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Architectural terracotta from Gordium, Phygian age. Photo Marco Prins. A goat on an ivory inlay. Museum of Gordium (Turkey). Photo Marco Prins. A man and a bul on an ivory inlay. Museum of Gordium (Turkey). Photo Marco Prins. A broken statue of Matar. Museum of Gordium (Turkey). Photo Marco Prins.
Griffin on an architectural terracotta A goat on an ivory inlay A man and a bul on an ivory inlay Broken statue of Matar
An antefix with two leopards. Museum of Gordium (Turkey). Photo Marco Prins. A vase from Tumulus P.  Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara (Turkey). Photo Marco Prins. A vase from Tumulus P, detail.  Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara (Turkey). Photo Marco Prins. Two goats on a revetment plaque. Museum of Gordium (Turkey). Photo Marco Prins.
An antefix with two leopards A vase from Tumulus P (Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara) A vase from Tumulus P, detail (Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara) Two goats on a revetment plaque
Whetstone. Museum of Gordium (Turkey). Photo Marco Prins. A Phrygian inscription. Museum of Gordium (Turkey). Photo Marco Prins. A Phrygian inscription. Museum of Gordium (Turkey). Photo Marco Prins. Wooden toy from Tumulus P. Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara (Turkey). Photo Marco Prins.
Whetstone A Phrygian inscription
a-iy-
-keno-
-atas
aratapa-
obatam-
A Phrygian inscription on a vessel handle:
mamutassokposa
mamutasitoiesgloka
A griffin eating fish. Wooden toy from Tumulus P (Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara)
A hippopotamus (Roman). Museum of Gordium (Turkey). Photo Marco Prins. Hellenistic Nike. Museum of Gordium (Turkey). Photo Marco Prins. Sleeping Eros. Museum of Gordium (Turkey). Photo Marco Prins. Duck's head (Hellenistic). Museum of Gordium (Turkey). Photo Marco Prins.
A hippopotamus (Roman) Hellenistic Nike Sleeping Eros (Hellenistic) Duck's head (Hellenistic)

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