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Şanlıurfa

Several Neo-Hittite period sculpture found within the city of Şanlıurfa (previously Urfa until 1984) are on display in the Şanlıurfa Museum. A large orthostat measuring 0.75 meter in width and 1.10 meters in height that depicts a bow and arrow wielding male figure, possibly a god, was found during municipal works in the city. Other finds include sphix and lion heads of late Neo-Hittite styles.


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T. Bilgin, 2017 T. Bilgin, 2017 T. Bilgin, 2017



Literature:
Kulakoğlu, F. "Şanlıurfa’da Son Yıllarda Keşfedilen Geç Hitit Heykeltraşlık Merkezleri ve Eserleri," 2002 Yılı Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi Konferansları, Ankara, 2003: 65–87.

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2017.