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Funerary(?) Stele

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

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2014.