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King statue

Highly weathered basalt statue is of a male, perhaps a ruler, with a long garment. It was found in the village of Pazarcık which lies about 60 km to the east of the city of Kahramanmaraş. Its head is broken off and it has a height of 1.34 meters and width of 0.32 meter. On the left side of the statue, traces of a sword hanging from a belt is still visible. On the lower right side, there is a 3-line Hieroglyphic Luwian inscription which probably continued towards the back side although no traces remain. Stylistically a date in the 9th century BCE has been suggested. It is currently on display in the Kahramanmaraş Museum.

B. Bilgin, 2015 B. Bilgin, 2015


Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2000: 276-77 and plt. 128. (MARAŞ 13)
Massimo, P. "Una nuova iscrizione luvio-geroglifica del museo di maras," FsMeriggi (StMed 1), 1979: 501-7.

Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2015.