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Storm-god(?) Stele

Top half of a basalt stele is about 60 cm high, 35 cm wide, and 20 cm deep. According to Woolley it was brought from the village of Shamak village which lies about 18 km to the SE of Karkamış. Details of the male figure shown below the winged sun-disk is not clear. The luvian inscription that surrounds the stele is only partially readable and mentions the Storm-god and Sun-god. It may date to 8th century BCE and currently in Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara.

T. Bilgin, 2014 T. Bilgin, 2014

Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin, 2000: 191-92 and plt. 72. (KARKAMIŠ A17a)

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2014.