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Basalt stele from the kings gate area was found in 1911-14 excavations. The lion head fragment found in during the recent excavation started in 2011 apparently belongs to this orhostat as superimposed image below suggests. The main orthostat is in Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Head section is currently in Karkamış.

T. Bilgin, 2014

Gilibert, A. Syro-Hittite monumental art and the archaeology of performance, Berlin, 2011. (Carchemish 57)
Orthmann, W. Untersuchungen zur späthethitischen Kunst, Bonn, 1971. (Karkemis H/4)

Image sources:
Tayfun Bilgin, 2014.
Winfred Orthmann, 1971