Main Page - Karkamış Page

Yariri and Kamani

Located at the front face of the Royal Buttress. Regent Yariri is shown presenting (future king) Kamani. The inscription on the left starts as: "I am Yariri, the Ruler (tarwani)" and continues with the dedication of the building (Royal Buttress) for young prince Kamani. The inscription above the carved figures: "This is Kamani and these are his young brothers. I took him by hand and I set him over the temple though he was a child." The inscription also provides the names of other figures behind them. About 110 cm in height, basalt. Early 8th century BCE. Anatolian Civiliazations Museum, Ankara.