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Stele fragment

The basalt stele or orthostat fragment shows a bearded male figure holding a wheat stalk and a bunch of grapes in his left hand in front of a table. It is about 48 cm high and 32 cm wide. It was reportedly acquired in Maraş in the 1880s by Col. Lundqvist who was an atache in Russian consulate in Aleppo and subsequently transferred to Tbilisi, Georgia. It is currently in the Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia.

W. Orthmann, 1971 S. Przeworski, 1934

Literature:
Bonatz, D. Syro-hethitische Grabdenkmal, Mainz, 2000. (C 56)
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Maraş B/10)

Image sources:
Winfried Orthmann, 1971.
Stefan Przeworksi, Syria 15, 1934.