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Stele fragment

The basalt stele fragment shows a male figure holding a bow, wearing a sword on his belt, in front of a table. Whatever figure was on the right side of the table is no longer visible. It was first noted by Otto Puchstein in the 1880s. Stele is about 0.8 meter high and 0.6 meter wide. Stylistically a date around 950-875 BCE has been suggested. Currently in the inventory of the Adana Museum.

J.H. Haynes, 1884 S. Przeworski, 1936 Drawing of the stele - K. Humann & O. Puchstein, 1890

Literature:
Bonatz, D. Syro-hethitische Grabdenkmal, Mainz, 2000. (C 55)
Humann, K. & O. Puchstein, Reisen in Kleinasien und Nordsyrien, Berlin, 1890: 200, 387–88 and plt. XLVII-2.
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Maraş B/9)

Image sources:
John Henry Haynes, 1884, Photographs of Asia Minor (#4776), Cornell University.
Stefan Przeworski, Syria 17, 1936.
Karl Humann & Otto Puchstein, 1890.