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Karkamiš A6 (4.8)
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This inscription stands on the “Royal Buttress,” accompanying the sculptures of that monument: in the center the author Yariri leading the young ruler Kamani, followed on the right by rows of children in two registers and a nurse holding a baby and leading an animal; and round the corner to the left, a row of beardless armed guards. The figures of Kamani, Yariri, the children and the baby are identified by name in adjoining epigraphs. The Royal Buttress was a later, modifying addition, ca. 800 bce, to Katuwa’s monumental gatehouse flanked by the relief processions of K…

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Hawkins, J. D., “Karkamiš A6 (4.8)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 04 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2017

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