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Çolaklı Lion

The Late Hittite style basalt lion has been found in the 1970s in the village of Çolaklı which is about 10 km to the city of Hasanbeyli in the province of Osmaniye. It has a height of 1.05 meters and a base length of 80 cm. A date around the 9th century BCE has been suggested. Currently on display in the Adana Museum.

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T. Bilgin, 2017 B. Bilgin, 2017

Tunca, Ö. "The Lion of Çolaklıköy" Anatolian Studies 26, 1976: 113-16.

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2017
Bora Bilgin, 2017