AN OLD SYRIAN PERIOD STELE FROM AVANOS-AKARCA, ANATOLIA


GENÇ E. , Yanar U.

OLBA, cilt.27, ss.61-95, 2019 (AHCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Dergi Adı: OLBA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.61-95

Özet

In 2014, a stele decorated with reliefs was found during an excavation undertaken by the villagers searching for water near the village of Akarca in the Avanos district which belongs to the province Nevsehir. The stele has a rounded top, four flat sides and belongs to the upper part of a larger (now missing) stele made tram basalt. Figures were engraved in low relief technique on four sides of the stele and on the rounded top. The main theme the figures depict is religious; they reflect cultic/ritualistic and divine/mythological scenes. A presentation scene is depicted on the observe of the stele (a), a winged deity and a worshipper on the right side (b), a banquet scene with an offering table involving three participants on the reverse (c), a storm god standing on top of the mountains and holding the halter of a bull as well as a goddess/priestess on the left side (d) and a mountain chain on the top (e).