BPK, BERLIN/VORDERASIATISCHES MUSEUM, STATTLICHE MUSEEN/JUERGEN LIEPPE/ART RESOURCE, NY
ESARHADDON STELA. The Assyrian king Esarhaddon commemorated his victory over the Egyptians and their allies on this stela. Esarhaddon is pictured leading two figures with ropes that are connected to their nose rings—like a leash. The smaller figure may be the Egyptian prince Ushankhuru, and the larger figure is possibly Baal I, the Phoenician king of Tyre. Found at ancient Sam‘al (modern Zincirli in southern Turkey), the stele stands 11.4 feet tall and dates to c. 671 B.C.E.