Turkey: Ancient Cultures of Eastern Anatolia - paulsmit
'Offering to the Storm God.'

	The Neo Hittite king Sulumeli (centre) offers a libation (liquid offering) to the Storm God, who holds a boomerang in his right hand and a thunderbolt in his left. On the right, the bull being led by a man is to be sacrificed to the god. The relief, dating from the Early Neo Hittite period (1050-850 BC), was found at Arslantepe near Malatya and is currently in the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara. Photo Mick Palarczyk.