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Afrin Stele

Middle section of a four-sided stele was found in a field near the town of Afrin, apparently not in situ. Roughtly half a meter wide fragment shows a partial Storm-God figure in one face (A) and a Hieroglyphic Luwian inscription on the other sides. Right side (D) of the stele has not survived. The left (B) and back (C) displays a three-line inscription which is too short and damaged to provide an insight to the context. It was in Ain-Dara excavation house in 1995.


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Photo: P.Zimansky Hawkins



Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2000: 386-87 and plts. 207-8.

Image sources:
John David Hawkins, 2000.