Ram of Amun

Granite gneiss ram of Amun

A figure of King Taharqa stands between the ram’s folded legs, symbolically placed under its divine protection.

From Temple T at Kawa, Late Period/Napatan, 25th Dynasty (about 680 BC).*

*From information plate next to the statue

11 Comments CherryPie on Mar 28th 2015

11 Responses to “Ram of Amun”

  1. Sackerson says:

    Gneiss picture!

  2. I suppose one good thing about such things having been stolen from where they belong is that nutters are less likely to be able to smash them up (thinking of current events elsewhere).

  3. Alan says:

    That’s a big ram! I wonder if there is a symbolic lamb looking after me? Some days I think it could more like a silly ass :)

  4. james higham says:

    The occult connection is never far away.