Hirmer Fotoarchiv Muenchen

Dressed in a Hittite warrior’s costume, this figure carved on the King’s Gate door-jamb of the southeastern entrance to ancient Håattusûas (Bogûazko¬y) wears a belted short kilt, helmet with ear-pieces, and plume. He also carries a sword with a crescent-shaped handle and a hand-shaped battle axe. A similar axe and sword have been found in Palestine and in the Persian site of Luristan. The door-jamb dates to the fourteenth century B.C.