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Stele fragment

The right side of another dining scene stele shows a seated women. In front of her the traces of a table is visible. The basalt fragment is about 46 cm high and 28 cm wide. There is no information about the find place. Museum web page reports that the item was purchased from a French collector in 1960. It has been roughly dated to the 9th century BCE. Currently on display in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.


Boston Museum of Fine Arts


Literature:
Anonymus, "Neo-Hittite Relief Showing Seated Woman or Goddess (9th-8th Century B.C.)," Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts 58, 1960: 98.
Bonatz, D. Syro-hethitische Grabdenkmal, Mainz, 2000. (C 34)
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Maraş D/3)


Image sources:
Boston Museum of Fine Arts.