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Stele fragment

The limestone stele was confiscated in 1962 from a local person in Maraş and said to have been excavated in the Yörükselim district of the city. The stele shows a dining scene. The bearded man is seated in front of a table, holding a cup in his right hand and a wheat stalk and a bunch of grapes in his left hand. Behind him is a small male figure holding a palm(?) leave. It is about 76 cm high, 56 cm wide, and 26 cm thick, and estimated to date around 825-700 BCE. Currently on display at Kahramanmaraş Museum.

B. Bilgin, 2015

Literature:
Bonatz, D. Syro-hethitische Grabdenkmal, Mainz: Zabern, 2000. (C 42)
Kalaç, M. "Eine Wettergott-Stele und drei Reliefs im Museum zu Maraş," JEOL 18, 1964: 280-83 and plts. VII-X.
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Maraş B/17)

Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2015.