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Inscribed statue

Small basalt statue was purchased by Otto Puchstein in 1893 in Maraş and today it is in Vorderasiatsches Museum in Berlin. It shows person with a long tunic, although the head section is broken. In its present form the statue is about 20 cm in height and 15 cm in wodth. The four-line Hieroglyphic Luwian inscription (MARAŞ 30 is written boustrophedon and is about offerings to the Storm God Tarhunza.

J. D. Hawkins, 2000 J. D. Hawkins, 2000

Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin, 2000: 267–69 and plts. 116–17. (MARAŞ 3)
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Maraş B/22)

Image sources:
J. David Hawkins, 2000.