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Sun and Moon Gods

The limestone relief, so-called "Great Lion Slab," was located to the right of the Great Staircase. It is dated to 950-850 BCE. The Sun and Moon gods, who are identified by hieroglyphic labels next to them, are shown standing on a lion. Currently in the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara.

T. Bilgin, 2006

Gilibert, A. Syro-Hittite monumental art and the archaeology of performance, Berlin, 2011: 34-35, 168. (Carchemish 28)
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin, 2000: 196-97 and plt. 77. (KARKAMIŠ B33)
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Karkemis Bb/1)

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2006.