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Portal Lion

The limestone portal lion comes from secondary context from the region of Elbistan and entered into Gaziantep Archaeology Museum in the early 2000s. It is 60 cm in height, 30 cm in width and 83 cm in length. Due to erosion some of details have been lost. Stylistically a date in the 10th to 9th century BCE has been suggested. It is on display in the Gaziantep Archaeology Museum.

Photo of the portal lion taken by B. Bilgin in 2009 A drawing by Emine Öztürk of the portal lion as published by B. Balcıoğlu in 2009

Literature:
Balcıoğlu, B. "Gaziantep Arkeoloji Müzesine yeni gelen bir aslan yontusu," Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi 2003-2004 Yıllığı, 2005: 311-14.
Balcıoğlu, B. Gaziantep Arkeoloji Müzesi Geç Hitit Dönemi Taş Eserleri, Gaziantep, 2009: 31.

Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2009.
Burhan Balcıoğlu, 2009.