Ram from the Tirhaqa Temple, Kawa by Sudanese

Couchant ram from the Tirhaqa Temple at Kawa, Dongola Province, Sudan (Oxford excavations 1930-1).


Grey granite
79 cm
Acquired in:
Presented by:
Sir J R Macdonald through The Art Fund

The ram, with horns and disk on its head is the embodiment of Amen-re. On a flat plinth with forelegs doubled back. Beneath the chin, stands Tirhaka. There is a socket for a gilded bronze sundisk on the top of the head. Hieroglyphic inscriptions give the names and titles of the king.


Prof and Mrs LL Griffith.

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