İdil Sanat ve Dil Dergisi
Cilt 11 Sayı 99  2022/11  (ISSN: 2146-9903, E-ISSN: 2147-3056)

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The production of functional objects, which emerged in line with the daily use needs of human beings and turned into one of the means of expression of cultures over time, dates back to the Paleolithic Age. In addition to the creations they instinctively make in line with various motivations such as nutrition, shelter and heating, we come across faith objects used in their spiritual needs. The material for these creations has been stone, bone and ceramic clay, which can be found easily in nature. However, due to its plastic feature, ceramics has been used in cult figurines since the early stages of ceramic history, especially in the tradition of three-dimensional figurative expression. Cult objects belonging to prehistoric societies are in the field of study of many disciplines such as archeology, anthropology, theology, mythology, philosophy and art history, art. In this study, goddess figurines, anthropomorphic pot-leakage, riton libation jugs, cult objects used in line with belief motivation, which are supposed to be based on belief systems of ancient societies today, are discussed. The mentioned creations are included in art in retrospective studies today. It is aimed to evaluate and analyze the reflections of cult objects in Contemporary Turkish ceramic art as imagination. The ceramic cult objects mentioned within the scope of the research were handled specifically with the archaeological finds belonging to Anatolia.From the past to the present, it has been examined in outline as an image and its reflections on today's contemporary ceramic art have been conveyed through examples consisting of the works of local artists.

Keywords: Object of Faith, ceramic, figurative, cult