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Gate Lion from Hilani II

The basalt gate lion was found near Hilani II. It measures about 1.30 meters in length, 1 meter in height and 0.46 meter in width. It was probably situated in front of the nearby-found sphinx relief at the gate of the Hilani II, in a setting similar to the one at Sakçagözü. It is dated to a time around the late 8th to early 7th century BCE.

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Gilibert, A. Syro-Hittite monumental art and the archaeology of performance, Berlin, 2011 (Zincirli 88).
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971 (Zincirli J/1).
von Luschan, F. Ausgrabungen in Sendschirli, vol. IV. Berlin, 1902: 310, 371–72, plt. LVII.

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2020.