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Kabahaydar

A double-bull base and a portal bull was brought to the Şanlıurfa museum in 1959 from the village of Edene in the Kabahaydar township of Sanlıurfa province. It is carved of a basalt block and must have been a base for a statue. It is 120 cm in length, 84 cm in width, and about 60 cm in height. Approximately dated to the end of 10th century BCE.

The portal bull belongs to the right wing of a gateway. The legs of the bull are broken and the present piece is about 150 cm in length, 34 cm in width, and 60 cm in height. Stylistically is has been dated later than the double-bull base to the end of 8th century BCE. Both items are on display in Urfa Museum.


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B. Bilgin, 2017 T. Bilgin, 2017 T. Bilgin, 2017 E. Anıl, 2017
E. Anıl, 2017 T. Bilgin, 2017 T. Bilgin, 2017 T. Kulakoğlu, 1999
T. Bilgin, 2017 T. Bilgin, 2017 T. Kulakoğlu, 1999



Literature:
Kulakoğlu, F. "Late-Hittite Sculptures from the Şanlıurfa Region," BMECCJ XII, 1999: 167-181.

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, Bora Bilgin, Ertuğrul Anıl, 2017.
Fikri Kulakoğlu, 1999.