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Stele

The basalt stele shows a seated woman holding a mirror in her right hand and a lyre in her outstreched left hand, with a bird perched on the lyre. There is a smaller female, perhaps a child, on her lap. The stele is 56 cm high and 50 cm wide. Stylistically it may be dated to the 10th century BCE. There is no information about the find place but the stele must have been found in the city of Maraş. It entered into the possession of New York Metropolitan Museum in 1891, possibly through the involvement of the American mission in Maraş.

W. Orthmann, 1971

Literature:
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Maraş B/19)

Image sources:
Winfret Orthmann, 1971.