Height: 40.600 cm
Excavated by George A.
Gift of the Government of Sudan (1922)
Room 65: Sudan, Egypt & Nubia
Granite shabti of King Taharqa
From the pyramid of Taharqa at Nuri,
25th Dynasty, 664 BC
Egypt was brought partially under Kushite
domination by Piye (reigned about 747-716 BC). On his commemorative
It was the ambition of Piye and his successors to restore Egypt to greatness. Unfortunately, their intervention in political affairs in Palestine brought Egypt to the attention of the Assyrian empire. King Taharqa (690-664 BC) eventually lost Egypt to the Assyrians. The country was regained only briefly by his successor Tanutamun (664-656 BC).
The early Kushite
kings were buried on beds placed on stone platforms within their
pyramids. These structures were based on the
J.H. Taylor, Egypt and Nubia (London, The British Museum Press, 1991)