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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 1880s. Stele is about 0.8 meters high and 0.6 meters wide. Stylistically a date around 950-875 BCE has been suggested. Currently in the inventory of Adana Museum.

J.H. Haynes, 1884 S. Przeworski, 1936

Literature:
Bonatz, D. Syro-hethitische Grabdenkmal, Mainz: Zabern, 2000. (C 55)
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Maraş B/9)

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