Bronze reclining ram. 400 BC
Granite ram of Amun with King Taharqa
Twenty-fifth Dynasty, 690-664 BC
From Kawa in Nubia
The worship of Amun, imported into Nubia by the Egyptians, was carried on with great zeal by the royal family of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty. Taharqa built or enlarged several temples in honour of the god. This statue symbolises the god’s protection of the king.