Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Agyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, ÄM 21687/Permission of Dr. Olivia Zorn

THE FACE OF THE ENEMY. The hat or face of the prisoners on the name-rings can sometimes help scholars identify the conquered enemy mentioned in the hieroglyphic inscription. On another fragmentary slab of granite that seems to be from the same statue pedestal, the figure on the left is a Nubian, and the name contained in the ring also appears to be Nubian. In the case of the larger slab with three name-rings, all of the prisoners are clearly depicted as West Semitic peoples, which strengthens the theory that the third may be Israel.