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The god relief at King's Gate

High relief of male warrior figure is carved on a limestone block at the north flank of the inner doorway of the King's Gate. The horns on the head piece and naked feet suggest that the figure represents a god. The relief is about 2.35 meters high. The original relief has been cut of and moved to Ankara at the beginning of the 20th century and later a replica was installed at its place. The original relief can be seen at Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara.

Replica relief in Boğazköy - T. Bilgin, 2006 The relief in Ankara - T. Bilgin, 2006 King's Gate prior to removal of the relief - O. Puchstein, 1912

Literature:
Bittel, K. Boğazköy: Die Kleinfunde der Grabungen 1906-1912, Vol. I, WVDOG 60, 1937.
Puchstein, O. v. et al. Boghaskoi: Die Bauwerke, WVDOG 19, 1912.

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2006.
Otto von Puchstein, 1912.