Avraham Hay

Barefooted deportees leave their homes. With their salvaged belongings strapped to a cart pulled by emaciated oxen, a Judean family trudges through a stony landscape dotted with olive trees.

We can distinguish the deportees from the Assyrians in the reliefs by their appearance and dress. The women and girls wear long simple garments and long shawls that cover their heads and reach the bottoms of their dresses. The heads of the men and boys are wound with fringed scarves. The men have short beards and wear sleeveless shirts with tassels attached that hang between their legs.