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Orthostat fragment

The limestone slab was found in 1973 in secondary context at Arslantepe during the excavations. Although worn out, the Hieroglyphic Luwian signs of King Allumalli(?)'s aedicula (*462.REX PUGNUS-mi-li REX.*462) are readable. Below that is an even more highly weathered (or unfinished?) relief of a figure, suspected to be a servant holding a offering animal similar to on some other orthostats of this king (see MALATYA 8 and MALATYA 9 and 10). If so this would be the right end of a longer orthostat. It should date to 12th century BCE. The surviving piece is 0.83 m in height, 0.51 m in width and 0.43 m in thickness. It is in Malatya Museum, but not on display.

C. Mora, 2013

Mora, C. "7. A Carved slab/orthostat (Inv. 2038) with Hieroglyphic-Luwian Inscription," Arslantepe IX, 2013: 272–74.
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Image sources:
Clelia Mora, 2013.