The round top stele was found lying face down in 1962 by the landowner Abdullah Tanık in a dry creek bed in a plateau called Bayındır Yayla north of Keşlik village which lies about 2 km north of the Altunhisar town in Niğde province and was handed over to officials from the Niğde Museum. It is likely that the stele was originally erected on a base carved into an andesite block at the top of a nearby hill called Kasım Tepesi (see last picture below). It shows the Storm-God holding grapes and a long stem of wheat in a pose similar to the one in İvriz. The stele is carved of andesite and approximately 1.5 meter in height. In the background of the god figure and probably on the sides there are illegible traces of a 9-line Hieroglyphic Luwian inscription. Based on the location and similarities to Warpalawa monuments, it is associated with the Neo-Hittite Tuwana Kingdom and dated to the second half of the 8th century BCE. The stele is currently on display in the Niğde Museum.
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Tayfun Bilgin, 2017.
Dietrich Berges & Johannes Nollé, 2000.
Lorenzo DAlfonso & Clelia Mora, 2010.