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Kırkinler Niche

The niche was discovered in the Kırkinler locality, near Seydiler village of İscehisar town in Afyonkarahisar province. It is located in a rocky site on the upper part of a Byzantine rock church on a steep rock mass. It shows a relief of a female figure (possibly the mother goddess Matar) in a rectangular shallow niche on the side of a set of steep rock stairs leading to the top of the rock space. A second relief of a female figure was found in a small niche 10 m north of the first one. It is depicted from front with her high polos and long clothes.

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T. Tüfekçi-Sivas & H. Sivas, 2003 T. Tüfekçi-Sivas & H. Sivas, 2004

Tüfekçi-Sivas, T. & H. Sivas. 2003. 'Eskişehir, Kütahya, Afyonkarahisar illeri yüzey araştırması arkeolojik envanter raporu', TÜBA-TÜKSEK Kültür envanteri dergisi/Journal of cultural inventory 1, 2–32.
Tüfekçi-Sivas, T. & H. Sivas. 2004. '2002 Yılı Eskişehir, Kütahya, Afyonkarahisar illeri yüzey araştırması', in AST 21:2, Ankara, 155–166.

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T. Tüfekçi-Sivas & H. Sivas, 2003
T. Tüfekçi-Sivas & H. Sivas, 2004

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