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Yariri and Kamani

The relief is located at the front panel of the Royal Buttress. Regent Yariri is shown presenting (the future king) Kamani. The inscription on the left starts as: "I am Yariri, the ruler (tarwani)" and continues with the dedication of the building (i.e., what is now called the 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. The basalt block is about 110 cm in height and dates to the early part of the 8th century BCE. Currently in the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara.