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Inscribed Bull Statue

The bull statue with a broken head was found in the city of Kahramanmaraş. In the 2-line hiyeroglyphic Luwian inscription on the right side of the bull the auther is identified as Larama, the ruler (tarwani) and king of Gurgum. He gives his genealogy as the son of Humamita(?) and the great grandson of Larama. Since the genealogy requires the author to be a different person than Larama I or Larama II, he is identified as Larama III. Humamita's name is not encountered elsewhere. The statue may date to mid 8th century BCE and it is on display at Kahramanmaraş Museum.

B. Bilgin, 2015

Literature:
Denizhanoğulları, A., M. Güriçin, H. Peker. "Kahramanmaraş'tan hiyeroglif Luvice yeni bir stel: MARAŞ 17" TÜBA-AR 22, 2018: 57–61.

Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2015.