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Shoe-shaped Rhyton
Vp 818
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Valuable for its aesthetic qualities, this object represents an item from the extensive collection of Professor Bedřich Hrozný, a noted Czech Assyriologist, who deciphered the so-called Hittite language on the basis of cuneiform script unearthed during the excavations of the ancient Hittite City in central Asia Minor. This made him the founder of Hittitology. In 1925, during excavation work in Kültepe, Turkey, he found an archive known as the Cappadocian tablets.

History of the Object
The object was unearthed during excavations of the ancient city of Kanesh on the Kültepe hillock in central Turkey. The archaeological dig was conducted by Professor Bedřich Hrozný in 1925.

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Type
Ceramics 
Materials
Clay 
Measurements
Height 8 cm, width 11.3 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
2000 B.C. 
Where it was made
Asia Minor, Kültepe, the ancient city of Kanesh 
Geography
Turkey 
Time period
BCE 19th century ~ BCE 19th century 
Creation date
BCE; 19th Century BCE 
Function
Ritual object (?) 
Acquisition
Acquired in 1959 through transfer from the Faculty of Arts of Charles University – the former administrator of the Bedřich Hrozný Collection 
Copyright
National Gallery in Prague 
Acknowledgements
Hana Nováková, Zdena Klimtová 
Owner
National Gallery in Prague 
Museum
The National Gallery 
Credit line
National Gallery in Prague 

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