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Title: Observations on a Bronze Snake Figurine Found at Oluz Höyük, Amasya, North-Central Anatolia
Author(s): DINARLI, Gözde
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 11    Date: 2012   
Pages: 261-269
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.11.0.2175888

Abstract :
The bronze snake figurine, the subject of this paper, was found at the bottom of a pithos in situ; it may be associated with the fertility cult. Vessels relating to the cult of Kubaba have been found in the Halys bend and just below it. It is thought that they are associated with fertility as almost all were used for storage purposes. A relationship can be established between fertility and the bronze snake figurine. We consider that Demeter is the successor to the Kubaba cult: the snake being one of her attributes and Demeter being also a goddess of fertility, the question of why the Oluz Höyük snake figurine was placed at the bottom of a pithos is addressed.

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