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Yariri and Kamani

The relief is located at the front panel of the Royal Buttress. Regent Yariri is shown presenting (the future king) Kamani. The inscription on the left (KARKAMIŠ A6) starts as: "I am Yariri," and continues with the dedication of the building (i.e., what is now called the Royal Buttress) for young prince Kamani. The inscription above the carved figures (KARKAMIŠ A7a-b): "This is Kamani and these are his young brothers. I took him by hand and I set him over the temple though he was a child." The basalt block is about 110 cm in height and dates to the early part of the 8th century BCE. Currently in the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara.

B. Bilgin, 2022 B. Bilgin, 2022 B. Bilgin, 2022 J. D. Hawkins, 2000

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Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin, 2000: 123–29 and plt. 31–33. (KARKAMIŠ A6 & A7a–b)
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Peker, H. Anadolu Hiyeroglif Yazılı Belgeler 1: Geç Hitit Karkamış Krallığı Yazıtları, Bologna, 2022: 52–58.

Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2022.
J. David Hawkins, 2000.