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Örtülü

Upper part of a basalt stele depicting a dining noble couple. It was found near the Örtülü village of the İslahiye town in the province of Gaziantep and dated to the 9th to 8th century BCE. It measures 56 cm in height and 90 cm in width. The stele is currently in the Gaziantep Museum.


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Front view of the stele



Literature:
Balcıoğlu, B. "Gaziantep Arkeoloji Müzesindeki Bazı Geç Hitit Stelleri Hakkında," Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi 1997 Yıllığı, 1998: 94–102 (II b).
Bonatz, D. Syro-hethitische Grabdenkmal, Mainz: Zabern, 2000. (C 26)
Kalaç, M. "Einige Stelen mit hieroglyphisch-luwischen Inschriften oder ohne sie," CRRAI 20. 1975: 188-89 and plt. XLIII.

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2019.