Artuklu Collection

The wisdom of Artuq gifts Mesopotamia the octagon figure, the symbol of the eight gates of heaven, rebirth and creation. ...The octagonal figure is a talisman for them; protecting from the negative, harboring the infinite energy of the positive world. The magic of the Artuqids, who turned the cities of Mardin, Harput and Hasankeyf into arts and culture and science centers during their reign starting from the 12th century until the 15th century, is revived in the pieces of Luna Merdin.