7 December 2000
A HITTITE BLACK STONE FIGURE OF ARINNA
Circa 14th-13th Century B.C.
The sun goddess identified by her a large disk-shaped cowl, depicted seated on a low throne, holding a small vessel in each hand, her large head with a projecting chin, slit mouth, simple nose, curved ears and large, drilled eyes, the drill holes forming a channel, the underside with a central drilled hole
2½ in. (6.3 cm) high
Crescent Gallery, Tokyo
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For a related depiction of Arinna compare the example in gold in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 7 in Mertens, et al., Ancient Art, Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection.
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