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Gate lion

The basalt gate lion was found south of the Hilani III building, but it is uncertain whether it belongs to that structure. It is 1.54 m high, 2.50 m long and 0.65 m wide. Stylistically dated towards the end of the 8th century BCE. Currently in the Istanbul Archaeology Museum.

B. Bilgin, 2006 B. Bilgin, 2006

Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2006.