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Kırçoğlu

The statue was reportly found near Kırçoğlu village (now Kırcaoğlu, about 7 km east of Kumlu in Hatay province) and it was in Berlin by 1898. The small statue shows the lower part of a person wearing a long and belted tunic. On the tunic is a 3-line Hieroglyphic Luwian inscription where the author gives his name and title and dedicates the statue to "divine Queen of the Land". Currently in the Vorderasiatisches Museum in Berlin.


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J. D. Hawkins, 2000 J. D. Hawkins, 2000


Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin, 2000: 383–84 and plts. 203–4.
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 3, Berlin, 2024: 249, 332.
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971.


Image sources:
J. David Hawkins, 2000.