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Arslantepe Gate Lion

The gate lion is from the left side of the inner gate of the Lion Gate at Arslantepe. It is cut from a white limestone orthostat slab. It was found in situ, with the head broken. On the upper right corner of the slab, above the lion is a 6-sign, incised Hieroglyphic Luwian inscription which gives the name of King Halpasulupi (see Lion Hunt orthostat). It may be dated to the 11th-10th century BCE. Currently in the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara.