Research Title: Tracing Egyptian(izing) Elements in Hittite Material Culture: The Sphinx in Anatolia
Dr. Pilavcı completed her PhD at Columbia University, specializing in the art and archaeology of the ancient Near East. Her dissertation investigated the cult practices and ritual paraphernalia of Anatolia during the Hittite period, titled “Drinking a God and Sacrificing a Drink: Agency of the Hittite Libation Vessels.” She received her BA in Political Science and Historyfrom Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, andcompleted her MA in theArchaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean at K.U. Leuven. Having participated in numerous archaeological projects, she is the assistant director at Tarsus-Gözlükule Excavation and Research Project, Türkiye. At ANAMED, sheisfocusing on theimagery of thesphinx in Anatoliancontext, investigating the significance of this traveling iconography in visual arts, as a form of attestationtocontactacrosstheeasternMediterranean.
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