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Inscribed statue base

The basalt half drum shaped block was found in an area west of the Hilani building. It may have served as a statue base. Block is 43 cm high and 80 cm in diameter. Yariri, the regent of Kamani, is the author of 4-line Luwian inscription on its side and the single line inscription on the top which concerns his accomplishments in Karkamiš. It should date around the late 9th to early 8th century BCE and currently in the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara.

T. Bilgin, 2014 T. Bilgin, 2014
T. Bilgin, 2014 T. Bilgin, 2014

Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin, 2000: 130-33 and plts. 36-37. (KARKAMIŠ A15b)

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2014.