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Gözlühöyük Storm-God Relief

This basalt block displays a typical Storm-God figure in with raised arms holding an axe and a trident shaped thunder symbol. It is 1.4 m in height, 1 m in width and has a depth of 67 cm. Although the god's beard and decorated edges of the kilt display Assyrian influence, most other features of the relief are in Neo-Hittite style. The axe of the god extending into the frame of the block is a unique feature. It has been found near the Gözlühöyük village, located to the southeast of Nurdağı town in the Gaziantep province. Stylistically dated to the second half of the 8th century BCE. Currently in Gaziantep Museum.

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Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2009