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Gaziantep dec 2008 7035.jpg

Gaziantep dec 2008 7035.jpg

Basalt stele with a hunting scene. 85 x 40 cm.
Two men are standing on a war chariot: a driver and a hunter with bow and arrow. The chariot is pulled by a horse. Under the horse a hound is running to the left; in front of the horse, a big lion sits on its posterior and raises its right foreleg.
Neo-Hittite sculpture, Aramean style. Dated to the 9th century BC.
Found in Kayabaşı Köyü, near Islahiye (west of Gaziantep).

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: Website of ‘’ – Annual report 1997 .

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