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King statue

Highly weathered basalt statue of a male, perhaps a ruler, with a long garment. 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 meters. On the left side of the statue is a sword hannging from a belt is still visible. On the lower right side is a 3-line inscription which probably continued towards the back side although no traces remain. Stylistically a date in 9th century BCE has been suggested. It is currently on display at Kahramanmaraş Museum.

B. Bilgin, 2015 B. Bilgin, 2015

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.