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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Granitic gneiss sphinx of the ram of Amun protecting figure of Taharqo between folded front legs; the rectangular base, which has been partially restored, is inscribed with a continuous horizontal register of hieroglyphs.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 690BC-664BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 106 centimetres (max)
    • Length: 163 centimetres (base)
    • Width: 63 centimetres (base)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Comment

        Incised hieroglyphs.
  • Curator's comments

    Mysliwiec, Royal Portraiture of the Dynasties XXI-XXX, 1988, pp. 33, 40. Le Pharaon-Soleil, Paris, 1993, p.184 [Fig.[31]a].
    Nicholson and Shaw, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (Cambridge 2000), p.34

  • Location

    On display: G4/B9

  • Condition

    fair (base partially restored)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


COMPASS Title: Granite statue of Amun in the form of a ram protecting King Taharqa


COMPASS Title: Granite statue of Amun in the form of a ram protecting King Taharqa

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