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Elbistan

A basalt orthostat fragment which shows a male figure and rear half of a sphinx comes from Elbistan Höyük, just 8 km east of Zincirli. It was found during the Zincirli excavations of Felix von Luschan. It is in Istanbul Archaeology Museum but not on display.


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Orthmann, 1971



Literature:
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971: 110-112, 482-3, Taf. 6.

Image sources:
Winfried Orthmann, 1971.