Hittite relief of the God Sharruma and King Tudhaliya

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Carole Raddato
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published on 04 April 2019
Hittite relief of the God Sharruma and King Tudhaliya

East wall of Chamber B of the Yazilikaya Hittite Rock Sanctuary near Hattusa (13th century BCE) depicting in a niche the God Sharruma (the Hurrian Mountain God and son of the Thunder God Teshub) embracing Great King Tudhaliya IV (r. c. 1237–1209 BCE). The god has his left arm over the king’s shoulders while holding the king’s right wrist. He wears a short tunic and has pointed shoes. The king wears a long coat and carries a sword and a lituus.


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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, April 04). Hittite relief of the God Sharruma and King Tudhaliya. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10375/

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Raddato, Carole. "Hittite relief of the God Sharruma and King Tudhaliya." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 04, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10375/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Hittite relief of the God Sharruma and King Tudhaliya." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 04 Apr 2019. Web. 16 Jun 2019.

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