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Kuzören (Tavuk Pınarı)

The monument is located about 1 km southwest of Kuzören village in Günyüzü district of Eskişehir, in a place called Bel Mevkii Tavuk Pınarı at the foothills of Arayıt Mountain. The façade is carved on a rock block. It has a triangular pediment and a pitched roof, and is 1.25 m high and 1.2 m wide. Roughly half of the monument, including the head of the goddess relief in the niche and the upper part of the body were destroyed by treasure hunters. The broken parts, including the roof and some of the embossed pieces of the façade wall, are still visible around the rock. There are traces of the high polo on the head of the goddess, as well as the outer contours of her long dress, the pleated skirt with a parallel vertical groove, and the toes protruding out from under the skirt.

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T. Bilgin, 2020 T. Bilgin, 2020





Literature:
Tüfekçi Sivas, T. & H. Sivas. 2004. '2002 Yılı Eskişehir, Kütahya, Afyonkarahisar illeri yüzey araştırması', in AST 21:2, Ankara, 155–166.
Tüfekçi-Sivas, T. 2004. 'Friglerde Ana Tanrıça Matar Kubileya Tapınımına Ait Kült Anıtlar Üzerine Yeni Gözlemler', in Uluslararası Türk Dünyası İnan Merkezleri Kongresi Bildirileri, Ankara

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2020


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