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Sphinxes

A couple of sphixes found in different times must originate from the same structure due to to their similarities. Although the one in Adana museum (first row) has endured more errosion, it is clear that it is in the same model as the one in Kahramanmaraş Museum (second row). The flat section on their back may suggest that in their original position they used to support a column or some other building unit. Stylistically they may date to 8th century BCE. Both items are on display in Adana and Kahramanmaraş Museums.

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T. Bilgin, 2017 E. Anıl, 2017
B. Bilgin, 2015 B. Bilgin, 2015

Literature:
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Maraş B/23)

Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2015.
Tayfun Bilgin, Ertuğrul Anıl, 2017.