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Title: A Group of Bracelets Obtained from Tire Kutu Han
Author(s): UÇAR, Aygül
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 57 Date: 2020
Tire (Izmir, Turkey) has a rich cultural heritage, with its large number of religious, social and civil architectural buildings of the Turkish-Islamic period. Of these buildings, Kutu Han (Inn), a symbol of commercial life, is an important structure that reflects the general characteristics of Ottoman urban inns since the first half of the 15th century, when it was constructed. Together with such artefacts as numerous ceramics and pipes, glass bracelets were also discovered during the excavations recently carried out in the courtyard and barn of the inn. Reasons such as the scarcity of studies on glass bracelets of the Ottoman Period and the fact that the bracelets are seen in almost every period complicate dating them. In this paper, the glass bracelets obtained during the excavation and cleaning work at Tire Kutu Han will be examined in terms of technique, decoration and typology, and compared with different examples. The study also aims to determine the place of the material from Tire Kutu Han in glass bracelet making in the Ottoman Period.