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Arslantepe Orthostat - God and Goddess

This basalt relief is about 82 cm in height and was found in Arslantepe in 1942. It shows a god standing on a lion face to face with a goddess throned above a bull. There are inscriptions on the left and right side of the stele as well as below the lion. The inscription on the left side identifies the god as Karhuha and the one on the right identifies the goddess as Kubaba. On stylistic grounds the stele is dated to the 10th century BCE. Currently in the Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara.