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Gökbez

This Storm-god figure is carved on a roughly 3 by 2 meter piece of rock, and located in the Gökbez village, about 18 km south-east of Bor, in the Niđde province. The Storm-god is holding a double-headed axe in the right hand and a lighting symbol in the left. There is a vine with large grapes, grown between the feet of the Storm-god. It lacks an inscription but stylistically is very similar to the Niđde stele of Muwaharani, son of Warpalawa of Tuwana. A date in the second half of the 8th century BCE has been suggested.


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B. Bilgin, 2011 B. Bilgin, 2011 B. Bilgin, 2011 B. Bilgin, 2011


Literature:
Berges, D. and J. Nollé. Tyana - Archäologisch-historische Untersuchungen zum südwestlichen Kappadokien, Bonn, 2000: 103–4.
Ehringhaus, H. Das Ende, das ein Anfang war: Felsreliefs und Felsinschriften der luwischen Staaten Kleinasiens vom 12. bis 8./7. Jahrhundert v. Chr., Mainz 2014: 61–66.
Faydalý, E. "Gökbez Kaya Kabartmasý," Anadolu 18, 1974: 135–36.
Mora, C. “Un sopralluogo al rilievo di Gökbez,” in L. D'Alfonso and C. Mora (eds.) “Missione archeologica in Cappadocia meridionale, 2010,” Athenaeum 99, 2011: 549–64 (552–53 and Tab. III).


Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2011