Unprovenienced Seals from the Amuq in the Hatay Museum

Ritner R. K., PEKER H., CELIK O.

in: Overturning Certainties in Near Eastern Archaeology. A Festschrift in Honor of K. Aslıhan Yener, Maner Ç., Horowitz M. T., Gilbert A. S. , Editor, Brill, Leiden , Leiden, pp.577-613, 2017

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Publisher: Brill, Leiden 
  • City: Leiden
  • Page Numbers: pp.577-613
  • Editors: Maner Ç., Horowitz M. T., Gilbert A. S. , Editor
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


This article presents forty-seven previously unpublished seals (scarabs, scaraboids,
cylinder and stamp seals) from the collection of the Hatay Museum in Antakya.
These pieces were acquired by purchase or impoundment. Despite the lack of secure
the seals are noteworthy and represent a broad cultural and temporal
range, with products of local, Hyksos, Egyptian and Egyptianizing, as well as possible
Hittite, Ptolemaic, and even Sassanian manufacture and corresponding dates. They
well reflect the great cultural diversity that impacted the Hatay region throughout antiquity.
Many pieces have specific or approximate parallels, and several unique items
are of particular interest.