The Leader and His Wife or Consort of Tell Halaf - Pre 2,500 BC

Not far from the temple-palace at Tell Halaf was unearthed another building, a cult-room containing statues of deities, household idols, necklaces of stone and other fragments representing offerings made to the local divinities just before temple and town were involved in a common ruin. The most remarkable of these "finds" was this double statue of a man and woman - possibly the Hittite god Teshup and his consort Hepet - sitting on a beach together, with their feet resting on a slab.

From the Wonders of the Past