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Seylan Höyük

The basalt stele was found in Seylan Höyük which lies a few km south of Oğuzeli in Gaziantep province. It is 69 cm in height, 55 cm in width and 19 cm in thickness. On the left is the relief of a person with a raised hand, wearing a band on the head, a long tunic, and pointy shoes. The right side of the stele is left unfinished as the surface on that side is higher. A deep groove surrounds the scene like a frame. The purpose of the deep cut on the right side outside the frame is not clear. The stele is on display in the Gaziantep Archaeology Museum.

Photo of the Seylan Höyük stele taken by B. Bilgin in 2009 Photo of the Seylan Höyük stele taken by T. Bilgin in 2019

Literature:
Balcıoğlu, B. Gaziantep Arkeoloji Müzesi Geç Hitit Dönemi Taş Eserleri, Gaziantep, 2009: 16.

Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2009.
Tayfun Bilgin, 2019.