Reproduction of a relief made in reconstituted marble (marble powder agglutinated with resin). With an ageing patina to give it an antique look, applied with natural earth.
Measurements: Height: 21 cm. Width: 14 cm.
The piece reproduces a Hittite bas-relief of King Katuwas in the Museum of Anatolian Civilization, Ankara, Turkey.
The Hittites were an Indo-European people who settled in Anatolia around the 17th century BC, expanded into Syria and reached as far north as the Euphrates. The Hittite king Katuwas (880 BC) was an important reformer, rebuilding settlements in devastated areas, bringing prosperity to his land.