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Stele fragment

The basalt stele fragment shows on the left a partially visible, seated, bearded male figure holding a cup in one hand and a cane in the other. In front of him is a younger person. His shoulder is held by an arm which apparently belongs to a broken off figure originally seated across. The fragment is about 24 cm high and 42 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

Bonatz, D. Syro-hethitische Grabdenkmal, Mainz, 2000. (C 61)
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Maraş B/18)

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