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Storm God stele with inscription

The basalt and four-sided stele was found in the vicinity of Gaziantep. It is 72 cm in height, 27 cm in width, and 20 cm in depth. The bottom section of the stele is broken. On the front face is a Storm God relief with a horned cap, a mace on the right hand and a spear on the left hand. Above him is a barely visible smaller male figure in low relief. On the left and right sides of the stele, there are male figures facing the front. Both have round caps and hold maces that rest on their shoulders. On both sides again there are smaller and much less visible figures above them. On the lower section of the back side is a badly eroded 3-line Hieroglyphic Luwian inscription that is no longer readable. A date between the 11th and 10th century BCE has been suggested. It is in the inventory of the Gaziantep Archaeology Museum.

A photo and a drawing of the stele as published by B. Balcıoğlu in 2009

Balcıoğlu, B. Gaziantep Arkeoloji Müzesi Geç Hitit Dönemi Taş Eserleri, Gaziantep, 2009: 13.

Image sources:
Burhan Balcıoğlu, 2009.