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The statue of goddess Kubaba dates from around the 9th century BCE. In Late-Hittite times Kubaba was the equivalent of Hepat, wife of the Storm God. The basalt statue shows the goddess holding a mirror and a pomegranate. Mirror is a symbol of magic, and pomegranate represents fertility. The base has two lines of Luwian hieroglyphs. It is about 1.2 meters high and 60 cm wide, currently in British Museum.


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British Museum



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British Museum