Koral, Füreya

Hittite Sun, 1956

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Hittite Sun, which dates to the mid-1950s, relates to a now-lost commission for the Hilton Hotel in Istanbul and the still-surviving Ka Han wall installation, made during a brief period when Koral was taking small ceramic pieces cut in round shapes and inserting them directly into the terracotta surface. The term “Hittite” refers to an ancient Anatolian people whose empire included parts of modern Turkey; interest in them increased with the founding of the modern Turkish Republic.

Medium Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper
Dimensions 5 5/8 x 15 5/8 in.
Donor Gift of Abby Weed Grey
Credit Line Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection
Object ID G1975.257

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Collection Years: 1956