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Funerary stele of a wine merchant and wife

Late Hittite style basalt stele dates from end of 8th or begining of 7th century BCE. It has been found in the Yörükselim district of the city of Kahramanmaraş. It shows Aramean influence. Stele is about 1 meter in height and 56 cm in width. The bunch of grapes held by the husband likely to symbolize his occupation. Stele is on display in Adana Museum.

T. Bilgin, 2017

Literature:
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Maraş A/1)

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2017.