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Karaburçlu

The basalt stele depicting a dining scene was found in 1988 lying on the surface near the Karaburçlu village about 5 km north of Zincirli by Felix von Luschan. The scene of a dining couple is similar to several others found in the region such as the ones from Örtülü and K.Maraş. Dimensions of the stele is about 110 by 90 cm with a 45 cm thickness. The sides and top of the stele has a largely effaced hieroglypic Luwian inscription. It is uncertain whether the back side originally also had an inscription or not. A date in early 9th century BCE is suggested. Stel is currently in Istanbul Archeological Museum.


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J.D. Hawkins, 2000 O.S.M. Amn, 2015



Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2000: 276 and plt. 127.
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971: 76, 200, 367, 373, 376, 388, 487.

Image sources:
J. David Hawkins, 2000.
O.S. Muhammed Amin, 2015.