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ISTANBUL 2: a hieroglyphic fragment from Tabal in the Haluk Perk Collection

Taş, İlknur and Weeden, Mark (2011) 'ISTANBUL 2: a hieroglyphic fragment from Tabal in the Haluk Perk Collection.' Anatolian Studies, 61 . pp. 55-60.

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Abstract

The article publishes an unprovenanced fragment of a stele housed in the Haluk Perk Museum in Istanbul. Palaeography and manner of inscription suggest an origin in the eighth century BC in the region known to the Neo-Assyrians as Tabal. The new text is largely incomprehensible due to its fragmentary state, as well as the fact that it contains otherwise unattested words and signs. However, in one case, a rare combination of signs persuades us to revise the reading of part of another recently published hieroglyphic document from the same period and area. The Istanbul text appears to contain a historical narrative relating to a warlike encounter. The article presents the text in hand-copy, photo, transliteration and translation, as well as supplying a detailed philological commentary.

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East
ISSN: 00661546
Copyright Statement: Copyright remains with Anatolian Studies, the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara
Depositing User: Mark Weeden
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2012 16:25
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/13127

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