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Inscribed statue

Small basaly statue iwas 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

Literature:
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.