The ceramic statue of Göbeklitepe T-shaped pillar (monolith). Specially the crane motif is colored with golden yellow. Life-size statues of Göbeklitepe are amazing, therefore I tried to give each detail when I worked with clay. On the last photo the monolith can be seen from the area.
This monolith is the Pillar 2 in Enclosure A with three motifs: bull (or aurochs), fox and crane
H: 17 cm, W: 5 cm, D: 3 cm
Handpainted with acrylic.
Some background on Göbeklitepe:
Göbekli Tepe (“Potbelly Hill”) is a Neolithic archaeological site near the city of Şanlıurfa in Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey. Dating back to the Pre-Pottery Neolithic, the site is the oldest man-made place of worship yet discovered. Göbeklitepe displays unique archaeological findings while preserving its existence with an untouched natural environment for 12000 years.
The site comprises a number of large circular structures supported by massive stone pillars. In the centre of the enclosures/rounds stand always two bigger pillars, with a height of over 5m. The T-shape is clearly an abstract depiction of the human body seen from the side. Each T-shaped monolithic pillar contains carved reliefs of animals – gazelles, snakes, foxes, and lions – as well as abstract characters and icons.
Talking about Göbekli Tepe, I would also like to commemorate Klaus Schmidt, the former head of the Göbekli Tepe research project and head of excavations until his unexpected death 7 years ago.
Each sculpture is shipped inside a thick walled cardboard box, I make sure the ceramic figure is secure and not moving.
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Note: Please bear in mind that photos might be slightly different from actual item in terms of color due to the lighting during photo shooting or the monitor’s display.