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Stele fragment

Late Hittite style basalt stele fragment displays a couple. The women holds a cup extended towards the man and in her other hand possibly a spindle. End of a staff is visible in the left hand of the man. The fragment is about 42 cm high and 61 cm wide. Stylistically it is roughly dated to 9th century BCE. There is no information about its find place. It has entered into the collection of New York Metropolitan Museum in 1891.

Literature:
Bonatz, D. Syro-hethitische Grabdenkmal, Mainz: Zabern, 2000. (C 23)
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Maraş B/8)

Image sources:
Metropolitan Museum of Art