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1st Part

ANCIENT JEWELLERY EXHIBITED IN ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONS MUSEUM

Nobs and Needles

 

Name:The Knobs
Type:Gold
Location where it came from:Alıntepe grave chamber
Way of Coming:Exc. find
Dimensions:piece H:0.5cm D:2cm
Weight:piece 2.97-3.87 gr
PeriodUrartu

All of the 40 buttons with their middle part bumped and edges flat are ornamented in the same way with a granule technique. There is a six - leaf rosette motif in the middle and there are puffed circles wrapped with points on the perimetre. There are double stitching rings on the lower side. It must have been left in the grave of a woman being stitched on a cloth.

Name:The Knobs
Type:Gold
Location where it came from:Gordion
Way of Coming:Exc. find
Dimensions::H:1.3cm W:2.9cm
Weight:5.15 gr
Period: The 7-6th century BC

It is formed by placing two rosettes, one having 12 leaves and the other having 8 leaves, one inside the other and by attaching these two rosettes from their middle parts. The sharp projection on the rear side is used for attaching it to the cloth.

 

Name:A Needle
Type:Bronze, gold and karneol
Location where it came from:Alacahöyük
Way of Coming:Exc. find
Dimensions:H: 15.7cm W:1.4cm
Weight:12gr.
Period:The Ancient Bronze Period

The end of a round profiled bronze body is sharp, there is a golden head with five korneols on it on the head part. A corneol, both sides of which are limited with scales is attached to the head with nails hammered through the holes in the scales and the corneols.

Name:A Needle
Type:Gold, bone and agat
Location where it came from:Çorum
Way of Coming:Purchase
Dimensions::L:6.8cm W:1.1cm
Weight:2 gr.
Period:The Ancient Bronze Period

Its sphere shaped head and transition to the body are gold coated. The coating is ornamented with leaf motifs and vertical lines. The needle part is made of bone and the end is corroded. A small agate is placed on the head, at the top.

Name:Needle
Type:Silver
Location where it came from:Karataş, Semayük
Way of Coming:Exc. find
Dimensions:L:8.5cm W:1.2cm
Period:2500 BC

It has a head of a hog. There is a hole passing through the body longitudinally on the part that slightly expands after the neck that is divided with four grooves at the body passage. After that, there are cross line ornaments on the body.

 

Name:Needle
Type:Bronze
Location where it came from:Patnos
Way of Coming:Purchase
Dimensions::H:8.3cm
Weight:12.39 gr.
Period:The Urartu period

It is one of the four - bird protome needles. A bead under the protome combines with the strong body with a bracelet passage. There is a round hole below the bracelet.