Turkey: Ancient Cultures of Eastern Anatolia - paulsmit
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'King on Akdamar Island.'

	A king is holding a cup in his right hand and plucking grapes with the other while being waited on by a royal attendant. The relief is situated on the eastern facade of the 10th century Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Akdamar, a small island in Lake Van. The cathedral was built around 915 AD by the Armenian king Gacik I Artsruni, who is thought to be represented on this relief. Photo Mick Palarczyk.