This limestone block was discovered at the Karakuyu village of Torbalı in İzmir province in 2007. It depicts the relief of a male figure holding a spear and carrying a bow but the surviving piece shows only a part of the lower body of the figure. Dimensions of the block is about 1.3 meter in height and 1 meter in width although originally it must have been at least twice the current size. The right side of the block has the badly damaged remains of a Luwian inscription, reading of which remains under discussion. The stele is currently in İzmir Archeological Museum.
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Işık, F., M. Atıcı and R. Tekoğlu, "Die Nachhethitische Königsstele von Karakuyu beim Karabel-Pass," in E. Schwertheim (ed.),
Studien zum antiken Kleinasien VII 2011: 133, Tables 111.
Oreshko, R. "Hieroglyphic Inscriptions of Western Anatolia," Luwian Identities, 2013: 345420 (37386).
(List of Abbreviations)
Evren Ünlü, 2009.
Max Gander, 2012.
Işık et al. 2011.
Rostislav Oreshko, 2013.