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Gaziantep dec 2008 7031.jpg
13-DEC-2008

Gaziantep dec 2008 7031.jpg

Banqueting scene. Basalt stele, 83 cm wide, 72 cm in height, 42½ cm thick.
Two personages (a man on the right, a woman on the left) sit on either side of a three-legged table. On the table lie seven slices of bread; above it: the motif of a palm branch with two leaves and two buds.
Neo-Hittite sculpture in Aramean style. Dated to 730-700 BC. Similar in style to stelae from Sakçagözü.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: Website of ‘anadolumedeniyetlerimuzesi.gov.tr’ – Annual report 1999 .

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