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King statue

Highly weathered basalt statue of a male, perhaps a ruler, with a long garment. In the village of Pazarcık which lies about 60 km to the east of the city of Kahramanmaraş. Its head is broken off and it has a height of 1.34 meters and width of 0.32 meters. On the left side of the statue is a sword hannging from a belt is still visible. On the lower right side is a 3-line inscription which probably continued towards the back side although no traces remain. Stylistically a date in 9th century BCE has been suggested. It is currently on display at Kahramanmaraş Museum.

B. Bilgin, 2015 B. Bilgin, 2015


Literature:
Hawkins, J. D. Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol 1, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2000: 276-77 and plt. 128. (MARAŞ 13)
Massimo, P. "Una nuova iscrizione luvio-geroglifica del museo di maras," FsMeriggi (StMed 1), 1979: 501-7.

Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2015.