photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Dick Osseman | profile | all galleries >> Troy >> Troy museum >> Altıkulaç sarcophagus tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

Polyxena Sarcophagus | Altıkulaç sarcophagus | Gold from the Troad | Bronze amphora | Musicians

Altıkulaç sarcophagus

This is the Altıkulaç sarcophagus, a painted marble sarcophagus of Graeco-Persian type, found in a single circular corbel-vaulted tomb of the Çingenetepe tumulus at the village of Altıkulaç near the town of Çan in the eastern Troad. Two sides of the sarcophagus have figural representations. The front consists of two different scenes: a boar hunt at the right and a stag hunt at the left, with a tree in the center serving as a divider. On the short side it seems that an Anatolian dynast from the western part of Hellespontine Phrygia is depicted here both in a hunting and battle scene, probably fighting a Greek in the latter. It dates probably from the first quarter of the 4th century BC.
Inside were the remains of a 25-years old male showing injuries that may have been caused by a fall or battle. On the left side the head of a hunter is chiselled off, which may have been done on purpose, possibly because of an offence.

This gallery shows how the old museum may have had poorer light, but the pictures I took there were better, as the effect-oriented light in the modern museum was absent.
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 7951.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 7951.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9949.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9949.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9950.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9950.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 7947.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 7947.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8075.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8075.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8086.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8086.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8078.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8078.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9951.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9951.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8085.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8085.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9952.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9952.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8092.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8092.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9953.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9953.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9954.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9954.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 7944.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 7944.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8102.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8102.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8097.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8097.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8101.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8101.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 7945.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 7945.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 7946.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 7946.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 7948.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 7948.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9956.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9956.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9957.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9957.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9958.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9958.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9955.jpg
Troy Museum Persian style sarcophagus 2018 9955.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8089.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8089.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8100.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8100.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8091.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8091.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8098.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 8098.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 7942.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 7942.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 7949.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 7949.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 7950.jpg
Canakkale Archaeological Museum May 2014 7950.jpg