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Islahiye

Two basalt steles were found in secondary context in an Islamic period cemetary at the top of Kazdağı hill by Islahiye. Steles are both abour 0.5 m in width, and one is about .7 m and the other 1.4 m in height. First stele shows a seated figure while second one depicts the Storm God with a horned conic cap in a typical pose with one raised hand holding a weapon. both are roughly dated to 9th cetury BCE.


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T. Bilgin, 2017 T. Bilgin, 2017



Literature:
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971: 77; 234, 241-2, 486; Taf. 14.

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2017.