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Goddess Kubaba

The figure probably represents Goddess Kubaba. The relief is on the narrow side of a corner orthostat that is located at the head of the orthostats of the procession way. The goddess is shown sitting on a chair that is situated over a lion. She is holding a pomegranate in one hand and possibly a mirror in the other. The basalt orthostat is about 0.95 meter in height. The head section of the orthostat is in the British Museum, and the complete orthostat with a replicated head section is on display in the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara.

B. Bilgin, 2022

Gilibert, A. Syro-Hittite monumental art and the archaeology of performance, Berlin, 2011. (Carchemish 74)
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Karkemis F/7)

Image sources:
Bora Bilgin, 2022.