This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued and signed by the artist.
Grimaldi Gavin Gallery, London Acquired from the above by the present owner
Domingo Milella, Steidl, Göttingen, 2015, p. 50, illustrated in colour
Hattusa refers to the ruins of the imperial capital of the powerful Hittite Empire (1600-1200 B.C.E), an ancient civilization in modern day Turkey. This present image documents the longest surviving Hittite hieroglyphic inscription that dates back to the collapse of the empire. With its exact meaning lost, the indecipherable inscription nevertheless allures world travellers to experience the monumental ruins of a bygone civilisation.
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