Meharde (4.12)
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Commentary

The upper part of this stele in the Aleppo Museum is registered as coming from the village Meharde near the point where the Hama-Qalʿat el Mudiq road crosses the Orontes River. More recently the lower part has appeared on the antiquities marker.

The front of the stele shows a large, frontally rendered female figure in a long dress standing on the back of a couchant lion. On her left, a small figure facing right stands on the lion’s head. The large figure must represent the “divine Queen of the Land” named in the inscription. T…

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Hawkins, J. D., “Meharde (4.12)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_4_12>
First published online: 2017



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