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Lion Hunt

Relief is a representation of a lion hunt. The three-piece basalt orthostat was first noted in 1883 by Karl Humann and Otto Puchstein built into the wall of a nearby house. Alltogether it is about 1.16 meter in height and 2.65 meters in length, and originally about 0.50 meter in thickness before the blocks were trimmed down to 15 cm and transferred to Berlin by Humann and Puchstein. The archer on the chariot might be the king, as suggested by the winged sundisk above his head. It is dated to around 750 BCE and currently in Pergamon Museum, Berlin.

T. Bilgin, 2010

T. Bilgin, 2010

T. Bilgin, 2010