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Storm God Stele

The Storm God stele made of a basalt block was transferred to the Adana Museum in the 1930s from the city of Maraş where it was located in secondary context. Although highly weathered the Storm God figure in a typical pose with raised arm holding a double sided axe in one and a lighting on the other. Above the deity is the outline of a winged sun disk. The stele is about 1.06 meters in height and 0.65 meter in width. On the upper section of the back side is a four-line Luwian inscription but it is largely unreadable. What little can be read suggests that it is about offerings to the deities. The stele is currently in the Adana Archaeology Museum.

T. Bilgin, 2017
J. D. Hawkins, 2000

Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2000: 270-71 and plts. 120-21. (MARAŞ 11)
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Maraş B/5)

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2017.
J. David Hawkins, 2000.