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Relief of Goddess Kubaba

The basalt relief fragment is about 82 cm in height and dates to around 850-750 BCE. It is in the Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara. The goddess Hebat of the Hittite imperial times is transformed into Kubaba in Late Hittite kingdoms of the south eastern Anatolia. She is holding a pomegranate in her right hand, and in her missing left hand most likely a mirror. In this relief, a horn can be seen in front of the polos (head-piece) which is a common sign of divinity. A single line inscription is partially preserved above the head. The relief originally stood on the Long Wall. The missing upper part has been reconstructed based on similar reliefs.


J.D. Hawkins, 2000
B. Bilgin, 2017