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The Storm-god(?) Stele

Top half of the 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 which lies about 18 km to the SE of Karkamış. Details of the male figure shown below the winged sun-disk are not clear. The Luwian inscription that surrounds the stele is only partially readable and mentions the Storm-god and Sun-god. It may date to the 8th century BCE and currently in the 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.