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Stele

Basalt stele shows a seated female figure in front of a dining table. With her right hand she is pulling a thread from the spindle that she hold in her left hand. Accross the table is standing a smaller (younger?) male figure holding a stylus and a writing board. The stele is about 1.07 meters high and 0.7 metres wide. Stylistically it may be dated roughly to the 8th century BCE. Currently on display at Adana Museum.

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T. Bilgin, 2017 K. Bittel, 1976

Literature:
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Maraş C/5)

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2017.
Kurt Bittel, Die Hethiter, 1976.