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Arslantepe Orthostat

King Allumalli(?) is shown pouring libation to Storm God who is shown in two different poses. Hieroglyph Luwian labels next to the figures identify the god and the king. It was not found in situ but likely to have originated from the area of the Lion Gate, although with a height of 0.87 m and length of 1.95 m, it is much larger than the other orthostats. It is dated to the 12th-11th centuries BCE. The orthostat is on display at the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara.

B. Bilgin, 2022

Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin, 2000: 309–10 and plt. 149. (MALATYA 8)
Metzger H. "Une lecture nouvelle des reliefs de Malatya," Revue Archéologique 1978: 200–2.
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Malatya A/11)
von der Osten, H. H. Explorations in Hittite Asia Minor 1927–28, OIC 6, Chicago: 1929: 89–95.
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Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2022.