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Funerary(?) Stele

Th bottom half of a basalt stele shows the relief of a male figure and a partially preserved 3-line Luwian inscription. It was reportedly found at Yunus Höyük about 1.5 km northwest of Karkamış. The stele is about 1 meter in height and 70 cm in width and stylistically may date to the first half of the 8th century BCE. 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: 189 and plt. 70. (KARKAMIŠ A15c)
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Karkemis L/3)

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2014.