Archive for the tag 'King Taharqa'

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

King Taharqa, ruler of Egypt and Kush, was the first Kushite pharaoh to be buried in a tomb at Nuri, cemetery of the captital city, Napata. During the Napatan Period, the adoption of pyramid tombs and objects such as shabtis reflect the extent of Egyptian influence on Napatan culture. The objects in this display were [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 27th 2015