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Yağrı Relief

The stele was found towards the end of the 19th century near Yağrı locality of the Günyüzü town of Eskişehir province. It displays two seated figures facing each other with an altar in between. The figures are likely to represent deities, and the scene is similar to the relief 65-66 of Yazılıkaya. The remnants of the hieroglyphic signs above the left figure (-p]a-tu) match the end of DEUS Ti-pa-tu read above figure 66 in Yazılıkaya, and therefore it is likely that the Yağrı stele representes the same figures (Özcan 2012). A date of 14th century BCE has been suggested. The stele is currently in the Ancient Orient section of the İstanbul Arkeoloji Museum.


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B.Bilgin K.Bittel E.Anıl



Literature:
Bittel, K. Die Hethiter, München: Beck. 1976: 201 and fig. 230.
Darga, M. Hitit Sanatı, İstanbul: Akbank Yayınları. 1992: 192.
Özcan, A. 2012. "Yağrı Steli/Yağrı Stele," In Ömer Çapar'a Armağan. Ankara: Hel Yayıncılık. 2012: 221-29.

Image sources:
Kurt Bittel, 1976
Bora Bilgin, 2006.
Ertuğrul Anıl, 2011.