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Çolaklı Lion

Late Hittite style basalt lion has been found in 1970s in the village of Çolaklı which is about 10 km to the city of Hasanbeyli in the province of Osmaniye. It has a height of 1.05 meters and a base length of 80 cm. A date around 9th cetury BCE has been suggested. Currently on display in Adana Museum.

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T. Bilgin, 2017 B. Bilgin, 2017

Tunca, Ö. "The Lion of Çolaklıköy" AnSt 26, 1976: 113-16.

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, Bora Bilgin, 2017