Ana Sayfa - Kahramanmaraş Sayfası

Funerary Stele of Tarhuntiwasti

Basalt funerary stele of Tarhuntiwasti, wife of Azini. It was first noted in 1880s and was reportedly found in the vineyard of Dr. Kevork Efendi in Maraş (see the bottom image below). It is about 1.23 meters high and 0.87 meter wide. Top section of the stele has a 2-line hieroglyphic Luwian inscriptions which states that stele was erected for Tarhuntiwasti. The scene shows two women in a dining scene. Since no info is given about a second woman, presumably both are representations of Tarhuntiwast. Dates to 9th century BCE and is currently in Istanbul Archaeology Museum.

B. Bilgin, 2006 J. D. Hawkins, 2000

J. H. Haynes, 1884

Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2000: 273-74 and plt. 124. (MARAŞ 2)
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Maraş B/7)

Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2006
J. David Hawkins, 2000.
John Henry Haynes, 1884, Photographs of Asia Minor (#4776), Cornell University.